Pumpkin Cheese Cake

  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h

Here is a very simple pumpkin cheese cake recipe that will satisfy the sweet tooth of anyone. This recipe is very sweet (as it should be), so adjust the sugar accordingly. Happy Baking.



  • **CRUST**
  • 10 oz ginger snaps
  • 3 tbs earth balance
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • **Cake Filling**
  • 1 pack silken tofu
  • 1 cup cashews (raw)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs corn or potato starch
  • 1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • **Whipped Topping**
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 tbs pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ;pumpkin pie spice


Step 1

Day before you make the cheese cake: soak the cashews in water. Put the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator, top side down.

Step 2

To make the curst, add all ingredients to a food processor. Wiz on high for a minute until the cookies have the texture of sand. Press the cookies into a spring loaded pan (or deep pie pan).

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350

Step 4

Drain the cashews and add to the food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and wiz on high until well incorporated and the cashews have broken down. If you want your pie a bit tarter, add more lemon.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into the pie pan. Bake for 50 minutes. Allow the pie to sit in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours before serving.

Step 6

Coconut Cream: this will only work if the cream is ice cold. Allow it to sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 24 hours. Slowly turn the can over and cut off the top. Gently drain the water that has seperated from the coconut fat/cream. Add the cream to a cold metal mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer or blender on high for a few minutes to whip the cream. Add the remaining ingredients to continue to whip.


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