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Friday, 24 April 2015
Vegan peach cheesecake
As Kari noted, it wasn't a set cheesecake so she called it a pudding. I am happy to call it a cheesecake but enjoyed serving it in jars. Sadly I didn't have cute little jars like Kari. Hers was a raw cheesecake but as my peaches were stewed it wasn't raw. Perhaps I will try it with raw fruit another time.
I ate them mostly for breakfast. They are quite nutrient-dense with all the nuts and dates but they were very satisfying. Of course, they would also make a great dessert.
Kari's post, you will see that she posted this cheesecake recipe as part of her London Marathon fundraising effort. She has posted lots of great recipes as part of her fundraising for Beat, a UK eating disorder charity. On Sundahy she runs her marathon. I wish her best of luck and encourage you to make a donation if you are able to. And I hope she has some good food like this cheesecake afterwards!
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Southwestern stuffed spaghetti squash
Two year ago: Apple cider cake
Three years ago: Zucchini Layer Cake plus random thoughts
Four years ago: Why Does Food History Matter?
Five years ago: Curried Paneer and Birthday Cheer
Six years ago: Tempting prune cake
Seven years ago: ANZAC Day and the Biscuit Police
Vegan Peach Cheesecake
Adapted from Bite Sized Thoughts
serves 4 to 6
1/3 cup raw almonds
1/3 cup dessicated coconut
1/3 cup (about 3) medjool dates, stoned
1 cup raw cashews, soaked
scant cup of stewed peaches*
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp dessicated coconut
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
Make the base by blending all ingredients in blender or food processor until it can clump together. Press into 4 to 6 small jars or glasses. (I used the tamper from my blender.) To make the filling, blend all ingredients until smooth. (A little bit of texture is fine.) Divide among glasses or jars (and screw lid on if there is one). Chill in the fridge. Keeps refridgerated for 5 days or can be frozen to keep longer.
NOTES: My stewed peaches were not terribly sweet. I made them months ago and could not remember what they had in them by the time I got them out of the freezer - I think they had brown sugar and lemon juice.
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