Sunday, June 30, 2013

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake (Dairy Free) with Easy "Graham Cracker" crust

Yes it's dairy free and oooohh soooo creamy and doesn't leave you with a weighed down feeling after you have eaten a healthy slice.
The secret ingredient is,,,shhhhhhh....You are sworn to secrecy on this one....Make it and take it to a potluck. Sit back (after you have had your slice) and listen to the rave reviews! OK It's cashews.
This recipe is only slightly more difficult that other recipes I have posted but only because there are 2 steps. Crust is one and filling is the other. And you need to take the time to soak the cashews.
I used a 9 inch spring form pan but a deep dish 9 inch pie dish works too.
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake (Dairy-Free)
Grain-Free "Graham Cracker" Crust

"Graham Cracker" Crust (Grain Free)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Stir together all ingredients until combined
  3. Line the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan with parchment or wax paper.
  4. Spread mixture using your hands into the pan.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. If using a pie dish use a crust shield after 7 minutes of baking.
  6. Fill with the pumpkin cheese cake filling when crust is cool.
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake (Dairy-Free)

soak cashews
Love Trader Joes

  • 1 1/2 cups organic pumpkin pulp (I used Trader Joes)
  • 1/2 cup coconut nectar or agave, honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3 Tbls lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 fully baked and cooled grain-free "graham cracker" crust (recipe above)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender except crust. Blend on high until smooth and creamy
  2. Pour mixture into fully baked crust
  3. Place in freezer to set. At least 2 hours.
  4. Remove sleeve on spring form pan and slide cheesecake onto serving dish.
  5. Keep in fridge until you are ready to serve
Time to pour into crust
It is as good as that.

It is worth the time and effort to try this one. I GUARANTEE it!!

Let me know how your cheesecake turned out.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

This 'cheesecake' looks amazing and that crust is thick and appealing! Can't wait to taste it! Thanks for all your practice and pioneering in new foods and recipes!!


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