Lime Cheesecake

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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
310
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin C
9mg
15%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
152mg
15%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Folic acid
5µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.3%
Phosphorus
78mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
165mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.8%
Sodium
242mg
10%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Zinc
0.8mg
5.3%

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