Gluten Free Cheesecake


Remember my crazy dessert dream and that fabulous "cheesecake" I had while I was in Laguna Beach??

After I tried to order it and it would have cost me $100 I decided to search the good ol' internet for a recipe.

Last night I made it and here it is……



I found this recipe and added the cherries because…… everything is better with cherries!

Lemon Cheesecake

For The Crust

2 cups almonds

1 1/2 cup dates

For The Cheese

3 cups RAW cashews (soaked for at least one hour)

3/4 cup lemon juice (fresh)

3/4 raw honey or agave (I used agave)

3/4 unrefined organic coconut oil (liquid)

1/2 water

1/3 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt

To make the crust put the almonds and dates in either a good blender or food processor and mix until fine.  I used our blender.  Press the crust into the bottom of a 9" springform pan…I didn't have one so I used a tart pan and it turned out great.  This would also be fine to just use a pie pan.

The next step is to take all the ingredients for the cheese and mix until very smooth in a blender or food processor.  Once it is very smooth and thick you are ready to pour it into the pan.  I poured half into the pan, layered cherries and then poured in the remaining cheese to cover the cherries.  

The last step is to freeze the cheesecake.  Over night is best but at least three hours.  I pulled the cheesecake out this morning and let it thaw for one hour before we ate it.


This cheesecake is vegan, dairy free, gluten free and raw…and so, so delicious!

It was a HUGE hit.  All of the children loved it, I saved $100 dollars and I am now FULL:-)

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  1. amy

    wow! i want a taste! i can’t imagine what it will taste like, but the ingredients sound good!

  2. mkg

    It looks and sounds simply divine:) I want to try this one!! Thanks for your search so all of us can enjoy it also.

  3. Lee Ann

    Oh my goodness, that cheesecake looks wonderful and the ingredients sound delicious too. Good for you Jeanne! I must try this recipe, especially since I love sweets and need to learn how to eat smarter and healthier. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Tomorrow, I am having my very first GIVEAWAY. I hope you will stop by and check it out. You have always been such a huge inspiration to me.
    Lee Ann

  4. Susan

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful and it sounds soooo yummy. It’s nice to know it can be done under $100.00 (please!!!!!)

  5. K>C

    OHH WOW looks delish~We are a gluten free family and I am going to try this one!!!
    If you haven’t already seen the magazine called Living Without you might want to check it out! It’s a great mag for people with food allergies and food sensitivies.
    This months addition happens to feature a few GF cheesecake recipe.

  6. tracey

    Mornin Jeanne! This really does look delicious! I’ll have to give it a try for my son…everyone should be able to eat cheesecake, right??!!
    Wish you were coming to FC!
    Have a great weekend ~
    🙂 T

  7. Kami

    I will definitely try this one. I am constantly creating new gluten-free recipes in my kitchen. My daughter and I both have celiac and neither one of us have had a cheesecake in years. Not to mention the fact that this looks dairy free too. Love it!

  8. Debbie

    We just had a cheesecake very similar to this one at Shauna’s raw foods class. Amazingly yummy, though a bit complicated to make, because hers was made from (raw)almond milk cheese. Have a wonderful evening/day.
    Love, Debbie

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