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Raw Vegan Vanilla Cheesecake Recipe w/ Strawberry Sauce

Date Nut Crust

1 cup walnuts
2/3 cup pitted, packed dates
Grind both ingredients together in a food processor.
Add 1 teaspoon of water if the mixture is too crumbly.
Press the crust into your pans of choice.
Chocolate Brownie Crust
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
1 cup pitted dates, chopped
1/4-1/3 cup cacao powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoons water, as needed
Grind the almonds in a food processor.
Add the remaining ingredients and process to combine into a dough.
If the mixture is too crumbly and dry, add a little water.
Press into the bottom of a 6″ or 8″ spring form pan or several mini pans. Set aside.

Vanilla Filling

2 cups cashews
7 tablespoons coconut milk*
8 tablespoons coconut nectar
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
4 teaspoons lemon juice
Seeds of 1 large vanilla bean
1/8 teaspoon himalayan salt
1/2 cup melted coconut oil

In a high speed blender combine the cashews, milk, necar, extract, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Add the vanilla bean and oil. Blend to incorporate.
Pour the filling over the crust. Chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours, ideally 12.

*Either fresh young coconut blended with coconut water. Must be thick! OR full fat canned coconut milk.

Strawberry Sauce

2 cups chopped strawberries
3-4 medjool dates, pitted
Lemon juice, to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth.


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