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Cheese-less CheeseCake

This is a healthy raw dessert.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author Shelly Bartels



  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups macadamia nuts soaked
  • 1/4 cup dates no preservatives


  • 3 cups cashews soaked
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil


  • 1 bag frozen fruit partially thawed (Blueberries, Raspberries, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup dates


Soaked Nuts

  1. Soak macadamia nuts for 4 hours in water + 1 tsp salt. In separate bowl soak cashews for 4 hours in water + 1 tsp salt. Strain liquid off nuts when they are done soaking.
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  1. Sprinkle dry, shredded coconut onto bottom of 8 or 9" spring-form pan.
  2. In high power blender or food processor mix nuts and dates. Press mixture into spring-form pan, on top of coconut layer. I like to place a sandwich baggie over my hand and then press the mixture into the pan.
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  1. Combine all the filling ingredients in a food processor or high power blender. Pour onto Crust. Remove any air bubbles by tapping pan on the counter.
  2. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Place on serving platter and defrost in the fridge.


  1. Blend in a food processor or a high power blender; the partially thawed fruit and dates. Pour over the top and serve.
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Recipe Notes

If I need to make this ahead of time, I will leave the crust and filing in the freezer, pulling it out to add the topping and then return it to the freezer. I then defrost it in the fridge before I want to serve it or letting it defrost in a cooler as I take it to share with others.

I've used the Vita-Mix and the Cuisinart food processor to make this, but we prefer the high power blender because it gives the filing a much creamier texture.

♥ Shelly