Vegan raw apple caramel cheesecake

Great for those opting to make healthier cheesecakes.

Ingredients 

'Pastry’ base
  • 100g walnuts
  • 30g  almonds
  • 10 dates
  • 1 tablespoon coconut syrup
  • 2 teaspoons apple juice.
Cheesecake
  • 100g cashews – soaked and patted dry
  • 4 tablespoons coconut syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons coconut butter - melted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
Caramel and apple sauce
  • 2 apples – peeled, cored and diced
  • 20 dates
  • 3 tablespoons Maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • A little warm water if required

Method

To make the pastry: In a food processor blitz the walnuts and almond to a powder. Add the dates, coconut syrup and apple juice and blend until you have a thick sticky paste. Turn this straight into your cheesecake (ringed) tin (having lightly greased it with coconut oil). Press firmly down ensuring that the mixture is compacted into the base and well into the corners of the tray. Put this in the freezer to firm up.

To make the cheesecake: Blend the cashews, coconut syrup, vanilla paste and lemon juice in a food processor until you have a smooth paste. Add the coconut butter and coconut milk and blend again to fully combined. Remove the base from the freezer and pour the cheesecake filling over it. Chill down in the fridge for about 12 hours before removing the ring from the tin.

To make the sauce: In a food processor combine ¾ of the diced apple, dates, maple syrup, vanilla paste. Blitz until you have a coarse but well combined paste. You can add a little warm water to the mixture to help it form a nice caramel. Pour this into a mixing bowl and stir through the remaining diced apple. Smooth this mixture over the cheesecake, you can do this before removing the ring from the tin to help prevent the cheesecake collapsing if you like! Remove the ring, and serve!

This recipe was taken from The Vegan Society's website. Check them out for more delicious and healthy recipes: www.vegansociety.com