I love a good challenge. So when my long-time gal-pal asked me to makeover a recipe for these super cute (super not-healthy) blueberry cheesecakes in a jar, I jumped all over it! I recently received 10 lbs of organic blueberries and have been itching to redo this recipe.
These gorgeous cheesecakes are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. Trust me, you won’t miss the cheese in these. If you haven’t cooked with cashew cream or cashew cheese, you’re in for a surprisingly awesome treat!
For the Base
1 cup raw almonds, soaked
12 medjool dates, soaked
2 Tbsp almond meal or flaxseed
Pinch of salt
For the Filling
1 cup raw cashews, soaked for a few hours
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp coconut nectar, maple syrup, or honey – not vegan
2 Tbsp coconut milk or coconut oil
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
For the Topping
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 Tbsp arrowroot starch or cornstarch
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup cold water
1 Tbsp coconut nectar, honey or maple syrup
1 tsp lemon zest
You will also need 6 x 250 ml jars; you could also use a 9″ pie plate or square baking dish.
For the base, combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until well combined. Add to each jar, or press into a pie plate. Rinse blender jar.For the filling, add all the ingredients to the blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Pour on top of the base. For a thicker filling you can add more cashews.For the topping, add blueberries to a medium sauce pan over medium heat with 1/4 cup of water. Mix arrowroot starch with 1/2 cup cold water until fully dissolved. Add to the saucepan along with the sweetener and lemon zest. Continue cooking until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and let cool.Once the berries are cooled, pour over the “cream” layer. Cover and refrigerate for later or dig right in! Do you have a favourite recipe that you’d like me to makeover? Send it to me! I’m always up for a challenge 🙂
Nutritional info per serving
346 Calories, 35g Carbs, 21g Fat, 9g Protein, 22g Sugar
Please Note: Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.