Lime Cheesecake

Lime Cheesecake
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This recipe hails from Fernanda Capobianca, founder of Vegan Divas, and proves that a cheesecake recipe can not only be vegan but can be healthy and delicious for you, too. 

8
Servings
99
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • One 14-ounce package extra-firm silken tofu
  • 1 Cup vegan cream cheese
  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 Teaspoons grated lime zest, divided
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 2 Teaspoons agar-agar flakes
  • 1 prepared vegan cookie crust, or pie crust
  • 15 raspberries (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a food processor, combine the tofu, cream cheese, maple syrup, vanilla, 3 teaspoons lime zest, and lime juice until smooth. Add agar-agar and blend for about 1 minute. Add the tofu mixture to the pie crust and bake for about 30 minutes.

Turn off the oven, and allow the cheesecake to sit in the oven for another 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then top with fresh seasonal fruit. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon lime zest and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
45µg
6%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
27mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
41mg
3%
Water
23g
1%

Lime Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lime Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.