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Pumpkin Cheesecake With a Gingersnap Crust [Vegan]

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Sometimes in spring or summer, we wish that it was fall, just so we could make this pumpkin cheesecake! The crust is so gingery and snappy and the filling is so good, you can eat it on its own. Of course, you can serve this at any holiday gathering with pride. It is especially handy because you create it in advance, giving you time to be social and explain to your friends and family why you don't need cheese in cheesecake.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake With a Gingersnap Crust

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan

Serves

8 - 10

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups vegan gingersnap cookies (about 24 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons neutral tasting oil
  • 1/4 cup brown or palm sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For the Pumpkin Filling:

  • 2 8-ounce containers vegan cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin, or pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon neutral-tasting oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Preparation

To Make the Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place cookies, almonds, ginger, oil, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sea salt in a food processor and pulse until uniform, about 20-25 times. Mixture should be a crumbly, even consistency that pulls away from the walls of food processor.
  3. Grease a springform pan. Use damp hands to firmly press mixture into pan to form crust. Be sure to evenly distribute mixture and use thumbs to press crust into corners of pan. Bake for 7 minutes, to help crust stick together.

To Make the Filling:

  1. In a food processor, add cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, flour, lemon juice, oil, and sea salt. Blend until uniform.
  2. Pour filling into baked crust and gently tap mixture on the counter to release any trapped bubbles. Bake for about 40 minutes or until mixture is slightly browned on top and feels firm when pan is slightly shaken.
  3. Remove from oven and allow cheesecake to cool on counter for at least 20 minutes, then refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight before serving to firm up.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Spork Foods is a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg. They offer live cooking classes at Spork Foods in West Hollywood, online vegan cooking classes at Spork Online, one-on-one in-home healthy pantry makeovers, and recipe development/trainings for chefs, food companies and colleges. Their cookbook, Spork-Fed, is currently on the shelves, with a foreword by fellow fans and sisters, Emily and Zooey Deschanel.


 

 



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109 comments on “Pumpkin Cheesecake With a Gingersnap Crust [Vegan]”

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ivabk
2 Days ago

I don't like pumpkin....


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Kate Good
14 Days ago

nice


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Maria Schumacher
24 Days ago

Bec Sinclair


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Sara Ouellette
24 Days ago

Meghan Ouellette


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Meghan Ouellette
13 Nov 2016

Vegan? Ehhhhhh 😛

Meghan Ouellette
13 Nov 2016

Vegan? Ehhhhhh 😛

Sara Ouellette
13 Nov 2016

I wanted to add"disregard the vegan part " but didn't want to start a showdown. .you know how I am ;-)

Sara Ouellette
13 Nov 2016

I wanted to add"disregard the vegan part " but didn't want to start a showdown. .you know how I am ;-)

Meghan Ouellette
13 Nov 2016

Yes, confrontational. 😍

Sara Ouellette
13 Nov 2016

:-D

Krystle Dawn
24 Days ago

Shut the eff up this exists!!!! Oh my goodness!!! Yummmm


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Eric J. Gobbert
24 Days ago

Francesca Gobbert


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Pamela Woodroffe
24 Days ago

Evaporated sugar? Pumpkin from a tin?


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Tara Wyatt
24 Days ago

Naomi Harris yum


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Naomi Harris
13 Nov 2016

Oh my goodness!! I need to make one:)

Callum Hayto
24 Days ago

Nicola Waters


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Nicola Waters
13 Nov 2016

Seen this earlier, looks nice. U making it? Xx

Callum Hayto
13 Nov 2016

Lol make it together be like that scene in ghosts with the pottery lol but with cake xxxx

Matthew Oakes
24 Days ago

YUM!


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