Apple Pie Cheesecake

Apple Pie CheesecakeBoy does this ever look good. Can’t believe it’s really vegan. My wife loves cheesecake and so do I. And since going vegan I’ve not had a lot of cheesecake but it might change with this recipe. Hope you enjoy this also.

 

Apple Pie Cheesecake | Manifest Vegan

Apple Pie Cheesecake ~ Vegan & Gluten Free

crust:

  • 3 cups whole pecans
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp superfine brown rice flour
  • 6 tbsp melted vegan margarine

filling:

  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tubs tofutti better than cream cheese
  • 1 package (19 oz) extra firm regular tofu (not silken)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, or one scraped vanilla bean pod
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp cloves
  • 6 tbsp superfine brown rice flour

topping:

  • 2-3 medium sized honeycrisp or granny smith apples
  • 2 tbsp cold vegan margarine, cut into small bits
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup potato starch mixed with 1/4 cup very cold water

Crust:

To make crust, preheat oven to 400 °F. Pulse pecans, sugar and superfine brown rice flour in food processor until crumbly. Stir in melted vegan margarine with fork until well mixed. Press mixture into springform pan until crust is about 1/4 inch thick. Bake in preheated oven for 13 minutes. Let cool slightly and reduce heat to 325 °F.

Apple Pie Cheesecake | Manifest Vegan

Filling:

Place all ingredients for filling into bowl and stir together until roughly mixed. Transfer to food processor and blend until smooth. Spread  the contents of food processor evenly into baked crust and place in oven.

Bake for 70 minutes. Turn off oven, but leave cheesecake in oven for an additional hour. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack until room temp. Chill in fridge for a few hours before making topping.

Apple Pie Cheesecake | Manifest Vegan

Topping:

Slice apples thinly, leaving peels on apples. Toss with margarine and place into small frying pan. Saute over medium heat until apples are softened and a good amount of water has been produced. Stir in brown sugar and let mixture cook over medium heat until bubbly. Add in potato starch mixed with water, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Top cheesecake with apple mixture and chill in fridge for a few more hours or preferably overnight until firm

8 Commerically Available Vegan Cookies

I know cookies aren’t the best meal for you but when they are vegan that helps a lot with keeping them a little healther. When I saw this list of 8 commerical vegan cookies I had to pass it along so you could enjoy it also. If this doesn’t mention you favorite cookie feel free to post it below.

 

Me Want Cookie! Our Top Vegan Cookie Picks | One Green Planet

Commercially available vegan cookies have come a long way over the past few years, and many brands now rival (or even surpass!) traditional cookies in taste and texture. So if you think going vegan means going without cookies…think again! We’ve compiled a list of 8 of our favorite vegan cookies – and there’s not a dry, crumbly, brick-like, or funny-tasting one in the batch.

  1. Alternative Baking Company cookies look and taste like traditional cookies…without and of the animal ingredients, refined sugars, cholesterol, or hydrogenated oils. They come in 15 flavors including explosive espresso chipcolossal chocolate chip, luscious lemon poppyseed, pumpkin spice, double chocolate decadence, peanut butter chocolate chip and outrageous oatmeal raisin. And 5 of these mouthwatering flavors are gluten free!
  2. Enjoy Life offers two lines of allergy-friendly, gluten free, vegan cookies to satisfy both crunchy and chewy cookie cravings. The soft baked cookies come in 7 delicious flavors including chocolate chip, double chocolate brownie, snickerdoodle, and gingerbread spice, among others. The crunchy cookies come in chocolate chip, double chocolate, and sugar crisp flavors. With no artificial ingredients or refined sugars, they are a great choice, allergies or not!
  3. Erin Baker’s Breakfast Cookies come in 2 vegan flavors – chocolate chunk and peanut butter chocolate chunk. Whole grain oats are the first ingredient, and these cookies pack a healthy dose of protein and fiber. So eat one for breakfast if you like!
  4. Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookies come in 6 protein-packed, vegan flavors that are also surprisingly high in fiber and iron. From peanut butter to lemon poppy, there’s a taste for every healthy cookie craving!
  5. Liz Lovely cookies are some of the best around – vegan or not (and yes, they are all vegan!) They offer a line of regular cookies as well as a gluten free line, in unique flavors like german chocolate cake, triple chocolate mint, snicker doodles, and coconut macaroon cookies. Their Lovely O’s (think chocolate-covered Oreo) also look pretty tasty!
  6. Nana’s cookies come in 11 mouthwatering flavors including double chocolate, coconut chip, peanut butter, lemon, ginger, and oatmeal raisin, among others! The company offers 3 lines of cookies – original, wheat free, and gluten free. All 3 lines are vegan and fruit-juice sweetened.
  7. If you’re craving a crunchy, Oreo-like cookie, it’s hard to beat Newman O’s! Newman O’s come in 6 delicious flavors – Original, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Hint O’ MintGinger ‘n’ Cream, and Wheat Free Dairy Free. All flavors are vegan and certified organic.
  8. Quite simply, Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Cookies rock. They are available in 7 classic flavors including chocolate chip walnut, oatmeal chocolate chip, trail mix, oatmeal raisin, cocoa spice, peanut butter chocolate chip, and molasses. Bonus: the company uses organic, fair-trade ingredients, and environmentally-friendly packaging!