recipeWEDNESDAY: Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake 

1 c packed medjool dates, pitted
1 1/2 c raw walnuts
1 1/2 c raw cashews
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 c full fat coconut milk
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 c maple syrup
1/4 c pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Sea salt, to taste

Cover cashews with water and allow to soak overnight. Add dates, walnuts and sprinkle of sea salt to food processor. Pulse until ingredients are roughly combined. After oiling a pie plate, spread date and walnut mixture to the bottom. Press into the bottom of the pan until firm pie crust is formed. Place pie plate in freezer. Drain cashews thoroughly and add to blender. Place lemon juice, coconut milk, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and sprinkle of sea salt in blender as well. Puree mixture until cashews are completely smooth. Adjust with ingredients if more liquid or more sweetness is desired. Take pie plate out of the freezer and scoop cashew mixture on top and smooth out. Allow to freeze until firm, about 4-6 hours. When serving, let thaw for 15 minutes ahead of time.

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