Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cheesecake
 
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This delicious raw vegan cheesecake is endlessly versatile and super easy to make.
Three Silver Spoons Author:
Serves: One 7" cheesecake
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • ½ cup raw almonds (pecan or walnuts will also work)
  • ½ cup soft Medjool dates
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • Filling:
  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 5 hours (overnight is best)
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • the seeds of 1 whole vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract)
  • ⅓ cup raw coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter for the middle layer
Instructions
  1. Place nuts and dates in a food processor with sea salt and pulse to chop until they are to your desired fineness. If the ingredients hold together, your crust is perfect. Scoop out crust mixture into a 7” spring-form pan, or any baking dish. If it is not a spring-form pan, line the bottom of the dish with saran/cling wrap to avoid the crust from sticking to the bottom. (I used 3 mini spring-form pans for this specific recipe).
  2. Press firmly, making sure that the edges are well packed and that the base is relatively even throughout. Rinse food processor well.
  3. Warm coconut oil and agave in a small saucepan (or microwave) on low heat until liquid. Whisk to combine.
  4. In the most powerful food processor/blender you own, place all filling ingredients (except peanut butter) and blend on high until very smooth. This may take a couple minutes so be patient.
  5. Pour about ½ of the mixture out onto the crust and smooth with a spatula. Add the peanut butter to the remaining filling and blend on high until smooth. Pour onto the first layer of filling. Place in freezer until solid (approx 2-3 hours).
  6. To serve, remove from freezer just minutes prior to eating. Run a smooth, sharp knife under hot water and cut into slices. Serve on its own, or with chocolate ganache toppings and crushed nuts as pictured.
  7. Store leftovers in the freezer.
Recipe by at http://www.threesilverspoons.com/raw-vegan-peanut-butter-cheesecake/