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Raw cheesecake recipe

July 21, 2017 Healthy Foods 0 Comments

 

Easy Raw Cheesecake Recipe / featured here with raw bliss balls (recipe on site as well)

Total Time: 15m

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups raw cashews or macadamia nuts
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste (or pure vanilla extract, for a plain cheesecake)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or raw agave (honey will work, but not for strict vegans)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp melted virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water (plus more for soaking cashews)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • optional: Blend strawberries or cherries with a little sweetener of choice for a sauce. I use frozen organic cherries and add a little water and organic cane sugar and reduce down for an amazing cherry glaze.

Instructions

Raw Cheesecake Recipe: In a cereal bowl, cover the cashews with water and let soak 8 hours or overnight. (If using the raw crust recipe below, you can make that while you wait.) Drain and pat completely dry. Combine all ingredients (including the 1/4 cup water) in a high-quality food processor or Vitamix and process for 6-7 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. Pour into a prepared crust—either a graham cracker crust or the crust recipe below:

just over 1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup almonds or walnuts
1/16 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
up to 1 tbsp water, if needed
Line a round 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper, and set aside. Combine all crust ingredients except water in a high-quality food processor (not a blender) until fine crumbles form. If the mixture is too dry, add the water. Press the crust mixture into the prepared pan, then cover and freeze until ready to use. Store the raw cheesecake in the freezer for up to 2 weeks, and thaw 15-20 minutes before serving.



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