No Added Sugar Queso Fresco And Applesauce Cheescake
I had no idea cheesecake could be so much fun and so tasty without the added sugar.
When it comes to dessert it almost seems impossible to imagine a treat without the extra sweetness. That's kind of the joy of dessert that pleasure of a sugary delight. This queso fresco applesauce cheesecake changed my feelings on the subject.
I wouldn't say I'm addicted to sugar, but I do enjoy a little sweetness in my desserts. I mostly bake without refined white sugar opting for maple or honey (both available from local businesses in the Treatmo marketplace), or coconut sugar. But I almost always add a bit of sweetener to all baked treats I make.
This cheesecake made by Natasha who goes by Comrade Buckwheat on Instagram, caught my eye. I liked the appearance of the texture and the simplicity of the recipe. I gave it a shot and was really impressed.
At some point in my life, I decided that I hated cheesecake. For me it was too rich. I am also not a fan of commercially made cream cheese. When you look at the ingredient label it's not really clear what it is made of and it's a component of almost every cheesecake along with sour cream. This cake is much simpler, cleaner, light, creamy and flavorful.
Natasha's recipes have no added sugar, and she has a clever, refreshing approach to food through her ingredients and unique style. I had to try her cheesecake recipe. I'm glad I did.
Simple Queso Fresco And Applesauce Cheesecake
Pre-heat oven to 350˚ F
- 2 eggs (whites and yolks separated)
- 9 oz applesauce
- 9 oz queso fresco
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp mochiko sweet rice flour (or plain rice flour will work as well)
- 1/4 tsp soda + 1 tsp lemon juice
Blend egg yolks applesauce, queso fresco, ric flour and vanilla together in a mixer. Let sit while you beat the egg whites until fluffy.
Slowly add soda with lemon juice to your batter, stir, then fold in your egg whites.
Bake in a baking dish for 40 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before serving. Refrigerate for two or more hours for best results.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Recipe published with approval from the creator.