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Cheeseless Cheesecake

Cheeseless Cheesecake


This cheesecake is so good and tastes so much like cheese that it is hard to believe it isn't. Perfect to serve with a meat meal or for those that are lactose intolerant. Excellent with strawberries, chocolate shavings or just plain as it comes out of the oven looking beautiful. This recipe is so easy and is virtually impossible to mess up!


2 8 oz. (230 grams) containers of Tofutti cream cheese (make sure to get plain and not a flavored version)

2 eggs

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 ready-to-use graham cracker pie crust

Mix all ingredients together. Easiest when the "cream cheese" is first mashed with a fork. Use an electric hand blender for a few seconds just to get rid of any remaining lumps.

Pour into the pie crust. Should fill to exactly the top.

Cook uncovered for 1/2 an hour at 350°F / 180°C. If after 1/2 hour the top is still liquidy, cook another 10 minutes or so until it is starting to turn brown. Cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

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August 6, 2015
You can make Infinite variations to this recipe and it never fails.
This wonderful recipe never fails. I have put a Pareve chocolate ganache on top, got great reviews. Added some canned pumpkin (check if you might need a bit extra sugar), put some pumpkin pie spices and its perfect for your fall get togethers. Put chocolate chips into batter, beautiful and delicious. Add melted chocolate to the batter, (makes a kind of fudge pie) and so on.
It's easy to make a double recipe of the batter, separate into two bowls, and make two different versions that will go in same oven.
I haven't done a quiche like one yet. With regular not sweet crust, adding some vegetables to the mix. I have to test that. Sounds pretty delicious to me. Maybe make it square and cut in small diamonds, set over lettuce for appetizer. Yum.
August 6, 2015
thank you
August 6, 2015
re size
I believe eight oz. Staff
August 5, 2015
what size are the toffuti containers
anna Cohen
April 12, 2015
what is dangerous, is abuse, of anything. Soy, eaten reasonnably, is not dangerous, look in Japan, they are doing fine! ...and a little suggestion, replace half of the soya cream cheese with soya sour cream.. mmMMmm!!! I had a New-Yorker that approved it, in Amsterdam!
April 11, 2015
Tofutti is vegan and is non- GMO.
August 1, 2014
Ithis cheese cake actually taste very good , I made it many time until I did some serious recherch on soy and soy products. Soy is dangerous ! It's a million dollar buisness and we are being brainwashed for its health benefits .do yourself a favor And just Google soy and see it to yourself.....!?
Not a good idea for dairy intolerant and especially not for young children!
Shoshana p
Los Angeles
July 30, 2014
Freeze or Not to Freeze
I read a comment you made on Veggie Boards regarding freezing. I was wondering if you would let me know... if I make my own cream cheese without soy and I bake it into a cheesecake could it be frozen?

By the way I love your site!!!
Whittier CA
May 15, 2013
Egg Replacers
When I am out of eggs I use an old trick I came across somewhere -- 1 T of Mayonaise substituted per egg. it works really well for me. But since Mayo itself contains eggs, that would not be a good choice for egg sensitive people.

I think soaking golden flax seeds in hot, boiled water until the gel is released and then substituting 1 to 2 T of the gel for each egg to be replaced would work well. I do that to improve texture in my gluten free baking. Use about 1/4 cup of flax seeds. It doesn't take very long until the gel releases from the seeds. It may not work in all ways that eggs are used, but in some baking I think it is worth a try. (When I'm baking gluten free bread I then also add the flax seeds to the dough for texture and extra nutritional value, and because I don't like to throw anything away that can be used).
May 13, 2013
Wegman's is a huge grocery chain here in Rochester, NY and they carry a huge selection of gluten-free products from cereals, crusts, crackers to cookies, pretzyls and so much more. Check it out, it will be worth it.
Bayla Lowy
Rochester, NY