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Raw Lemon ‘Cheesecake’ (Dairy-free)

by Olivia Wollenberg from Livia’s Kitchen

Make a dairy-free, vegan cheesecake with this recipe from hit blogger, Livia of Livia's Kitchen. This is a simple, zesty dessert that everyone can enjoy.

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Olivia Wollenberg

Introduction

Soaking cashews overnight and blending them with other ingredients creates a mix that can be left to set in the freezer to develop a thick, creamy texture. These raw ‘cheesecakes’ can be made with so many ingredients, and in my opinion lemons are one of the best to use, giving a refreshing and zesty flavour.

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Ingredients

To serve:
lemon zest, chopped pistachios and/or fresh berries (optional)
Base:
60g soft pitted Medjool dates
165g unsalted pistachio kernels
90g blanched almonds
Lemon cheesecake layer:
75g macadamia nuts
85g cashews
75g raw coconut oil
90ml full-fat coconut milk (mix the tin well before using)
90ml fresh lemon juice
50ml maple syrup
1 lemon, zest of

Essential kit

You will need a food processor.
You will need a 24cm pie tin.

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Method

1. Soak the macadamia nuts and cashews overnight or for a minimum of 4–6 hours. Drain and rinse.

2. To make the base blend all the ingredients in a food processor until they start to come together and then pour into a 24cm pie tin and push down to cover the base.

3. To make the lemon cheesecake layer, add everything except the lemon zest to the food processor and blend until smooth.

4. Add the zest and pulse a couple of times.

5. Pour on top of the base and place in the freezer for a couple of hours to set.

6. Take out of the freezer at least 2 hours before serving and keep in the fridge.

7. Serve the cheesecake with a sprinkling of lemon zest, some chopped pistachios and fresh berries, if using.

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From the book: Livia’s Kitchen

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