Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

Wishing you a warm “Happy Thanksgiving!”   Enjoy the simple things in life – family, friendships, smiles!

This is a great Holiday Cheesecake that you will love!  It’s easy and healthier than most cheesecakes it’s not truly 100% raw since the pumpkin is cooked.

Crust

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 8 to 10 dates (to your sweetness)

Blend almonds until very small pieces add coconut oil and pitted dates – Blend until mixed well but not smooth.

Line pan with coconut oil and pour crust – smoothing out with a spoon.  Place in freezer until filling is ready – approximately 30 minutes.

Filling

  • 1 1/4 cup cooked pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup cashews (soak for 1 hour)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (I used coconut water)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Blend in high speed blender until completely smooth.  Pour mixture over crust.

Optional:  you can make a raw chocolate sauce drizzle over top and use a toothpick to stir around

Raw Chocolate or Carob Sauce (makes 1 cup)

  • 1 cup cacao powder or carob
  • 1/4 coconut oil, melted
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • sweetener ( dates or maple syrup or coconut sugar – sweeten to your taste)
  •  2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix together in a bowl until smooth and liquid.  Drizzle over cheesecake.  Yum!

 

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