For a tangy and refreshing dessert that is easy to make, try out this lemon cherry cheesecake! In this recipe, almonds, lemon juice, cherries, agave, and vanilla are blended together to make a sweet and slightly tart filling. Simply freeze, and serve!

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Raw Lemon Cherry Cheesecake [Vegan]

Serves

8

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dates
  • A pinch of salt

For the Filling:

  • 2 cups almonds, soaked (optional: blanched)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water, for blending

 For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup cherries
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup whole cherries
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Preparation

  1. In a food processor fitted with an S-blade, process the almonds until coarsely ground. Add the dates and process until the mixture sticks together. Press into the bottom and up the sides of an eight-inch springform pan.
  2. For the filling, in a food processor fitted with an S-blade, process the soaked almonds until finely ground. Add the lemon juice, agave, vanilla, and salt and process, using additional water as necessary. Pour into the prepared crust and smooth. Cover and freeze until firm.
  3. In a bullet-type blender, process the cherries, dates, and lemon juice until very smooth. Stir in the whole cherries and spread over the top of the frozen pie. Cover and freeze again until firm.
  4. To serve, remove from freezer about twenty minutes beforehand and allow the pie to thaw slightly before cutting and serving.