Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust


It takes a side-by-side comparison to prove that this cheesecake is vegan! It has a wonderful pumpkin flavor and a delightful texture. Your non-vegan guests will never suspect that it is dairy free!

Ingredients

Decrease Serving 8 Increase Serving Adjust Original recipe yields 8 servings The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified Gingersnap Pecan Crust:

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup crushed vegan gingersnap cookies
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, melted

Filling:

  • 1 pound non-dairy cream cheese
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ (12 ounce) package silken tofu, drained
  • 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt, or to taste

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Directions

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  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Advertisement
  • Step 2 Place gingersnaps and pecans in a food processor; blend into fine crumbs. Pour in margarine gradually, pulsing until crumbs are well combined. Cover the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with about 1/2 inch of the crumbs. Pack down crumbs to form a crust.
  • Step 3 Place cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, tofu, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, baking soda, and salt in a food processor. Puree until very smooth. Pour into the crust.
  • Step 4 Bake in the preheated oven until cheesecake is set but still jiggles in the middle when gently tapped, 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate to let flavors mingle, 6 hours to overnight.

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Cook’s Note:

You can make this in a springform pan or regular cake pan.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust
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