Oops! Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Delish-aster

My first attempt at vegan pumpkin cheesecake pudding did not turn out as planned so I ended up making a simple vegan cheesecake instead. The top layer was a little slimy but the rest of it was delicious. I think next time I will use less silken tofu and also strain it to remove as much moisture as possible.

  • 8 ounces Tofutti (vegan cream cheese)
  • 15 oz pureed pumpkin
  • 1 package of silken tofu (I recommend 12 oz or less, add as you mix. Strain with paper towels or cheese cloth to remove moisture)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, nutmeg, cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt

Combine everything in a food processor or blender.

For the crust, I used a vegan brownie recipe, split it into two bowls. One was chocolate, the other vanilla.

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cocoa after mix is divided

Lightly grease baking pans or pie pan. Pour mixture from each bowl into consecutive pans. Bake at 325 for 5-10 minutes. Pour cheesecake mixture on top. Bake for 45-55 minutes at 350. Cheesecake will thicken as it cools. Good luck!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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