In the Western hemisphere, peach season usually starts in May and peaks around the fourth of July. That might be why peach pie and peach tarts are so popular in the U.S. and places with similar climates.
But if you’re low-carb or following a keto diet, adding a ton of peach slices to your desserts is off-limits. There are about
One medium peach has about 14 grams of carbs and 2.2 grams of fiber for a net carb total of about 12 grams. A few slices shouldn’t kick you out of ketosis, but a whole peach pie will definitely be a problem for your blood sugar — even if it’s gluten-free.
Instead, try this incredible keto peach cream tart. All of the peach flavor is in the decadent creamy filling, so you don’t need a pound of peach slices. Plus, it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, and contains Perfect Keto’s Peach Exogenous Ketones.
These are formulated to support your low-carb or keto lifestyle, adding a ton of flavor without the sugar crash. So, get ready to make this delicious cream tart. Your friends and family won’t even know it’s keto.
This low-carb peach tart is:
The main ingredients are:
Optional additional ingredients
- Ice cream
- Peach slices (for the top)
- Vanilla extract
3 Health Benefits of This Peach Cream Tart
#1: Calms Your Mind
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed?
Ketones are well researched for their ability to enhance cognitive function, which could help you deal with stressful situations. Ketones help lower brain inflammation, which can result in better mental performance and the ability to handle stress.
Recent research is pointing to another potential brain benefit of ketones — reducing anxiety.
In an animal study, rats were put into an anxiety-producing situation and researchers assessed their behavior. One group of rats were given exogenous ketones, while the control went without any supplementation.
The rats that were given ketones displayed significantly reduced anxiety-related behavior. From these results, researchers conclude that ketones may hold anti-anxiolytic properties and that further research is warranted[*].
#2: Helps Balance Blood Sugar
Keeping your blood sugar stable is one of the most crucial things you can do to maintain a healthy brain and body.
By avoiding the ups and downs of insulin and blood glucose, you keep your body in a state of hormonal homeostasis. This natural balance is a hallmark of the keto diet.
Along with avoiding high-carb foods that can send your blood sugar soaring, there are specific nutrients that can further enhance blood sugar stability. MCT fatty acids from coconuts are one class of fats that can help.
MCTs increase your body’s sensitivity to insulin, and therefore enhance glucose uptake. This is fantastic news for people with insulin resistance or diabetes.
However, research also suggests that consuming MCTs can enhance glucose uptake even if you don’t have diabetes. This makes coconut and its byproducts an excellent choice to replace other forms of milk, cream, and butter when appropriate[*].
#3: Supports Heart Health
Lemons are fantastic sources of vitamin C, with one cup of lemon juice containing 100% of your daily needs. Not that you should be drinking a cup of lemon juice — that would be rough[*].
Vitamin C plays a variety of essential roles in your body, and enhancing heart health may be one of them.
But lemons have more to offer your heart than just vitamin C alone.
Two flavonoid compounds, hesperidin and hesperetin, act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory mediators in your body.
Heart disease is associated with increased oxidation, as well as inflammation of your blood vessels. So, increasing your antioxidant and inflammatory defenses may be an important step in heart disease prevention[*][*].
Keto Peach Cream Tart Recipe
Begin by gathering your almond flour, butter, and stevia for the tart crust.
Melt the butter in a small pan on your stove over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, grab a medium bowl and add your almond flour, butter, and stevia, and mix until well combined.
Using your hands, press the crust into your tart or pie pan. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the top of the crust turns golden brown.
While the crust is baking, add your filling ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend on high until well combined.
You can use stevia or another natural sugar-free sweetener like monk fruit to taste.
Allow the crust to cool to room temperature, and then add the filling.
Place the tart in your refrigerator for about 45 minutes to cool and allow the filling to set.
Decorate the top with fresh fruit, a scoop of sugar-free vanilla ice cream, or whatever other keto-friendly toppings you like.Print
Keto Peach Cream Tart Recipe
This gluten-free keto peach cream tart with fresh peaches and almond flour provides the crunch of a pie crust with a delicious, creamy sugar-free filling
- Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 10 1x
Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix together the ingredients for the crust and, using your hands, press into a 9-inch tart pan.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, remove and allow to cool completely.
- Add the filling ingredients to a high-speed blender, blending on high until well-combined.
- One the crust has cooled add the filling.
- Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until set.
- Decorate and serve!
For a slightly sour taste, consider adding 3-4 tablespoons of sour cream or cream cheese to your filling.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 277.8
- Fat: 22.3g
- Carbohydrates: 11.7g (9.6g net)
- Fiber: 2.1g
- Protein: 7.6g
Keywords: Keto Peach Cream Tart