Raw passion fruit and lime cheese cake

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I went to a vegan pot luck dinner recently and tasted a raw passion fruit and lime cheese cake.  I was blown away by how ridiculously delicious it was and that it was dairy free.  I went to Google to find a recipe and discovered this delicious one thanks to Katrina Ellis. who even gives the lowdown on it’s nutrional value.  I’ve made it a few times now and every time it’s a hit with my guests.

If you live in Provo and you’re trying to find scrumptious tasting passion fruit, I have found a source :-)  There is a lady that sells them outside of Price Club in the corner of the parking lot.  I’m told that the boat from Haiti usually gets in on a Friday, so if you head there in the afternoon you usually find that she has some in stock.

Base
8 to 10 medjool dates
½ cups of pecans (pre-soak to soften)
½ cup of almond meal or almonds (pre-soaked)

Filling
2 limes, juiced
4 passion fruits
¼ cup of raw coconut oil
1 ½ cups of cashews (pre-soaked to soften)
A dash of celtic salt
1/3 cup of agave or yacon syrup

Pre-soak the pecans, almonds and cashews for a minimum of 7 hours for best results.  I find it’s easiest to do this overnight.

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To make the base, put pecans and almonds into a vitamix or food processor.

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Pulse until grainy. If you are rushed for time, use almond meal instead. Add medjool dates to blend.

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Take out and knead the ingredients together to form a dough. Get a cake tin (in the photographs I didn’t have one so I used a large soup bowl which did the trick) and press the dough in, blending up the sides. Place in the freezer for one hour to set.

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To make the filling, add all of the ingredients to a food processor.

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Purify until you get a nice, creamy texture. When the base is ready, pour the filling over the top and place in the freezer to set.

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For even more decadence, blend passion fruits with agave and lime juice to make a syrup. This can be poured over the top at the end.

This cheesecake is a delicious and nutritious treat, low in sugar and saturated fats, yet high in healthy healing oils, minerals and vitamins.

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