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This rich, dairy free, no bake cheesecake is flavored with agave nectar, a raw sweetener derived from the agave plant. Agave nectar is sweeter than honey with a milder, more floral taste—ideal for desserts or drinks.
- Place macadamia nuts in large bowl, and cover with cold water. Place cashews in separate bowl, and cover with cold water. Soak nuts 4 hours, then rinse, drain, and set aside.
- Pulse macadamia nuts and dates in food processor to a sticky crumb-like consistency. Sprinkle dried coconut on bottom of 8-inch pie pan. Press macadamia nut mixture onto coconut to make crust.
- Place cashews, coconut oil, lime juice, agave nectar, and 6 Tbs. water in bowl of food processor. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into food processor bowl, and purée until smooth. Pour mixture onto crust, and freeze 1 to 2 hours, or until firm. Remove from freezer, slice while frozen, and transfer to serving platter. Defrost in fridge 1 hour, or on countertop 30 minutes; top with berries; and serve.
Giving this 5 stars based on the texture and how well it held together. But I used raw honey instead of agave, so I can't officially rate the taste it would have had. The flavors of coconut and honey were great together. But I don't think it was anything like an actual cheesecake, at least flavorwise. But it was delicious!
I made this for a book club meeting & when I said I had a vegan cheesecake some of my friends piped in ... ugh, with tofu, right? ... and I said nope! :-) It was a yummy & surprising treat. :-)