Raw Food Recipes: Caramel Apple Cheesecake
This raw cheesecake is truly divine. I’ve made some raw cheesecakes before, but this Raw Caramel Apple Cheesecake takes vegan decadence to another level. This recipe is the creation of my coworker at our local health food store. In preparation for a holiday cooking workshop, we wanted to be sure to include some raw desserts as well, and this is the radical treat she came up with on the spot. Raw desserts are loved by vegans, gluten-free folks and omnivores, the photo below should show you that raw vegan desserts can also be stunningly beautiful and make a splash at any dinner party.
Though this was created in the time of the holidays, it would be impressive any time of year. Made with a few varieties of nuts, fresh fruit and natural sweeteners, this Raw Caramel Apple Cheesecake is sure to please. If pears and apples are not your thing, try this Raw-Inspired Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake or Raw Chocolate Berry Cheesecakes. Or try them all!
Raw Pear and Apple Cheesecake
1 cup pecans
½ cup pitted Medjool dates
Pinch of salt
3 cups cashews, soaked one hour
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup raw agave nectar
1 cup coconut oil
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup pitted Medjool dates, soaked for 20 minutes
1 Tablespoon raw vanilla powder
1 Tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon psyllium husk
Pinch of salt
2 pears, thinly sliced
2 apples thinly sliced
Click through to the Down to Earth website to see the whole recipe, along with dozens of other raw food recipes!