We love to set out a spread of desserts to enjoy after our holiday meal and invite over friends for some fellowship and fun to round out the holiday. Many traditional holiday desserts are filled with processed sugars, dairy, and artificial ingredients that we work so hard to keep out of our diets. However, we don’t want to go through the holidays and special occasions feeling as if we’re deprived of the celebration.
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We simply have to cook smarter to make sure that we have treats that are healthful while being decadent and indulgent at the same time. We look for dairy-free alternatives to our favorite cheeses. And the natural sweeteners available are incredible!
This Allergy-Friendly Cheesecake has all of the flavors without any of the harmful ingredients that most desserts have. You really can have your cake and eat it, too! I’ve even adapted a cookie crumb pie crust recipe so you won’t sacrifice a single teaspoon of flavor with this recipe!
- 1 Cookie Crumb Style Pie Crust, completed and cooled
- 8oz. package nondairy or almond cream cheese substitute, at room temperature
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar or 5-6 eyedroppers full liquid stevia
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut-milk yogurt substitute OR grapeseed-oil or avocado-oil vegan mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup coconut whipped cream
- 1 Tablespoon natural confectioners’ sugar (take 1 cup honey granules or coconut crystals and blend in food processor with 1-2 teaspoons arrowroot or non-GMO organic cornstarch)
- In a food processor or large bowl beat cream cheese until smooth.
- Add sweetener, yogurt or mayonaise, and vanilla and mix well.
- Then add coconut whipped cream and natural confectioners’ sugar.
- Mix until mixture is well incorporated but do not over mix.
- Spoon into Cookie Crumb Style Pie Crust.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
You can serve your cheesecake just as it is or experiment a bit to make it your own! Add a drop or two of lemon, lime, or another citrus essential oil to the allergy-friendly cheesecake batter for a fun burst of flavor. Set out a toppings bar of different fresh fruit, berries, chocolate chips or pieces (we like Lily’s brand dark chocolate), or nuts so your guests can customize their dessert with their own favorite flavors. There is a lot you can do with this simple, versatile recipe!
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