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Raspberry “Ca-Sheesecake”

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Raspberry “Ca-Sheesecake”
*Adapted from “My New Roots” Website
* Dairy-Free, Gluten Free, Sugar -Free
Ingredients:

Crust:

  • ¾ cup raw almonds
  • 8 soft Medjool dates
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
Filling:

  • 3 cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 5 hours, overnight is best
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 100g raw coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup Natvia or ½ cup Xylitol (or more if you have a sweet tooth!)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries (or thawed frozen raspberries) plus extra to garnish
Directions:
1. Place nuts and dates in a food processor with sea salt and pulse to chop until they are to your desired fineness (process a finer crust longer than a chunky one). Test the crust by spooning out a small amount of mixture and rolling it in your hands. If the ingredients hold together, your crust is perfect. Scoop out crust mixture in a lined 7” spring-form pan. Press firmly, making sure that the edges are well packed and that the base is relatively even throughout. Rinse food processor well.
2. Warm coconut oil on low heat until liquid. Take off heat and whisk in the sweetener to combine.
3. In the most powerful food processor / blender you own (Such as a Thermomix, Vitamix or Beliini Intelli Master) place all filling ingredients (except raspberries) and blend on high until very smooth (this make take a couple minutes so be patient).
4. Pour about 2/3 of the mixture out onto the crust and smooth with a spatula. You might like to reserve a bit of the white filling mixture for garnishing like I did. Add the raspberries to the remaining filling and blend on high until smooth. Pour onto the first layer of filling. Pipe the extra filling on the top and add raspberries to garnish (as I have in the photo). This is optional. Cake will still look great without added garnish!
5. Place in freezer until solid.
6. To serve, remove from freezer 30 minutes prior to eating. Run a smooth, sharp knife under hot water and cut into slices. Store leftovers in the freezer.