Lemon Cheesecake with Almond Crust

[ 1 ] June 2, 2015 |

Lemon "Raw" Cheesecake with Almond Crust

This Lemon Cheesecake  with Almond Crust won’t last long.

A super rich and decadent dessert, but honestly, one slice is very satisfying. I usually make this scrumptious treat for special occasion. In raw cuisine, cashew nuts are often used as the base for an assortment of raw”cheeses” including cheesecakes. Cashews have a wonderful balance of sweet and savory flavors, as well as being creamy and white.

Adding lemon result in a sour/tart flavor.

 

Lemon "Raw" Cheesecake with Almond Crust

 

The crust I use the most when making raw dessert, especially cheesecake is almond-date based. It produces a yummy graham cracker-like crust.

 

Lemon "Raw" Cheesecake with Almond Crust

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Lemon Cheesecake with Almond Crust
 
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Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
Crust
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 5 dates
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
Filling
  • 3 cups cashews, soaked for a few hours and drained
  • 1 ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup agave
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Crust
  2. Place all the ingredient in a bowl of a food processor and pulse until well combined, and the crust starts to rise on the sides of the processor bowl. Stop the machine and mix with a spatula. Be careful not too overprocessed , leaving some texture.
  3. Lightly grease entire inside of a pie pan or a cheesecake mold with some coconut oil. Distribute crust evenly on the bottom and sides of pie pan or mold and lightly compacted by hand.
  4. Filing;
  5. Add to blender all ingredients except coconut oil.
  6. Blend until smooth and creamy
  7. Stop blending and add coconut oil
  8. Resume blending until oil is well incorporated
  9. Pour filling into pie pan with prepared crust
  10. Place in freezer to set, 1-2 hours or until middle of pie is firm to the touch.

 

Lemon "Raw" Cheesecake with Almond Crust

Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Clean Eating, Desserts, Raw Food

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  1. This cheesecake looks delicious and I’d love to have my fork in there!

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