Recipe by Samantha Edwards found online.
A minute for recipe: This is a VEGAN recipe – try it you might like it! submitted by Jane West
When I began eating a whole food, plant based diet about 4 years ago, the thing I missed most was the dairy and especially the cheese.
I really love this non-cheesecake recipe….
1 cup pecans or pecan meal
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
6 soft Medjool dates, pitted
Pinch of sea salt
Place pecans into food processor and process until fine.
Add coconut and process until crumbly.
While processor is running, add salt and dates. Process until smooth.
Press into bottom and sides of pie pan
1 1/4 cups pineapple chunks
2 cups raw cashews (soak nuts in water for at least 2 hours before grinding) you can find them at Publix next to the cut up fresh fruit/salad counter.
1/3 to 1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla, non-alcoholic ( I used the alcoholic version-because I did not have the other.)
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Place all filling ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. (If you are lucky enough to have a VitaMix it works best; but, I just used my old blender.)
Pour into prepared crust and place in freezer.
Remove from freezer to soften shortly before serving.
~ Jane West
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