Raspberry + Lemon Cheesecake (No Bake)
Maybe you’re looking for something fresh tasting and a little bit different to impress this holiday season?
I think our raspberry lemon no-bake “cheesecake” will delight everyone with its tangy fresh flavor, and ultra-decadent creamy consistency.
You’ll need to prepare this a day or two before you’re planning to serve because it needs to freeze overnight…but I think that’s a perk for holiday entertaining because the work will be done, and you get to simply pull it out of the freezer and serve!
Also, sweetness factor is a very personal preference, so you may want to use more or less honey/maple syrup, depending on YOUR family’s taste preferences.
Makes about 12 servings
- 2/3 cup raw almonds
- 2/3 cup raw walnuts
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 15 medjool dates
- zest of 1 fresh lemon
- 2 cups raw cashews, soaked
- 1/2 cup coconut yogurt, or plain Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk, or cashew milk
- 1/3 cup raw honey, or pure maple syrup
- 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
- zest of 1 large fresh lemon
- 3 handfuls of fresh raspberries
To soak your cashews:
Add the cashews to a bowl and fill with enough water to cover the nuts. Allow them to soak overnight. The cashews can also be soaked for 5-8 hours during the day.
Pit the dates and soak them in warm water for 15 minutes until they soften a bit.
Using your food processor, pulse the almonds, walnuts, coconut, dates and lemon zest together.
Process until all the base ingredients are well combined, mixture should feel sticky.
Press your base mixture evenly into the bottom of a 7-inch spring-form pan.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
Drain and rinse your soaked cashews under cold running water.
Place all the filling ingredients (except for the raspberries) into a high-speed blender or food processor, then blend until smooth and creamy.
Remove your base from the fridge and carefully pour the filling on top.
Arrange raspberries by gently pushing half of them inside your filling, using a spatula to smooth over. Add a few on top as shown then cover and freeze overnight to set.
Prior to serving, allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
Slice and enjoy!