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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust

Published on November 23, 2011 by   ·   4 Comments Pin It
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Inspired by this non-vegan recipe from the Whole Foods website, I tried my hand at a vegan version of this delicious concoction.  Have at it.

Serves 12

This rich and creamy pumpkin dessert features pretzel crisps to make the sweet and salty crust.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons Earth Balance coconut butter, melted, plus more for the baking dish
  • 1 (6-ounce) bag classic pretzel crisps, crushed into fine crumbs with a rolling pin or in a food processor
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 cups pumpkin purée
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages Dr. Cow Cashew Nut Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup mimiccreme whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped

Method

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9- x 13-inch baking dish; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and then press firmly into prepared dish to cover the bottom evenly. Bake for 10 minutes; set aside to let cool.

In a large bowl, beat together pumpkin, Dr. Cow Cashew Cheese, 3/4 cup brown sugar, vanilla, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and cloves with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour evenly over cooled crust; set aside.

In a large, clean bowl, beat mimiccreme and remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar until stiff peaks form. Drop onto pumpkin mixture in dollops, then use a table knife to swirl the two together. Scatter pecans over the top, dust with remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, cover and chill for 8 hours, or overnight.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. Lucia says:

    I am going crazy trying to find mimccream in lower manhattan/williamsburg bk. does anyone have an inkling? Or substitute?

  2. Chloe says:

    Did u try whole foods, earth matters, park slope food coop? Go on mimicremes website and see where it’s sold. I know my local health food spot has it. Also request it at your local health food store so next time you won’t need to shlep for it.

  3. Lucia says:

    The name of your local store would’ve been great to have! Called 1 Whole Foods, went to another: nothing. Lifethyme Natural Market neither answered their phone throughout the day nor replied to an email. Mimicream itself didn’t answer their phone throughout the day, and clicking on two different versions of the product on their site in an attempt to order directly: null. Amazon only sells it in bulk, it seems. I even went to two more health food shops, in hope, but nothing.
    My solution?
    http://vegetarian.about.com/od/desertrecipes/r/vegwhippedcream.htm




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