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Cheeseless Cheesecake

Cheeseless Cheesecake

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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!

Ingredients:

2 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

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 degrees. 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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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).
Keren
May 13, 2013
GLUTEN-FREE GALORE
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
May 8, 2013
Soy free gluten free and/or raw cheesecake
I am the head baker in a kosher kitchen in connecticut and for shavous i make a cheesecake from soaked raw cashews and a crust of almond flour and organic sugar, to make it a chocolate cheesecake i use parve dark chocolate and coconut oil melted together to make a ganache and mix it into the batter. This is a great vegan,gluten free,egg free, and even parve dessert that is totally interchangeable.
Anonymous
September 9, 2012
key lime?
I'm certain to try the lemon meringue way, but has anyone tried it in a key lime version?
angel wife
c.s., fl
September 9, 2012
Cheeseless Cheesecake
Ener-G Foods, Inc. makes an Egg Replacer... it is wonderful. You cannot use it for scrambled eggs, but is perfect for baking.

Good Luck! :)
Anonymous
Naples, FL
May 25, 2012
Thank you!!
This cheeseless Cheesecake recipe is my lifesaver when it comes to Shavous time. I am allergic to dairy, So this is what I eat without having to be jealous of everyone else! So thank you so much for this recipe, it looks so easy and yum!! Can't wait to try it!!!
Esti E.
Kew Gardens, NEW YORK
fcnj.com
May 25, 2012
Soya / replacment for eggs.
Shoshana. Soya contain some isoflavones, that mimic estrogens. Like everything don't use too much. And soya to feed cattle is usually genetically manipulated, but not for humans.

To the grandma whose granddaughter is allergic to eggs: usually, you can find egg replacer in the grocery store. If not, a quick trick: 15mL cornstarch per egg will do the trick :)

Shavuot same'ach!
Monique
May 20, 2012
Cheese less cheese cake
Hi I have made this receipe many times. It tast really good . I actually added tto the cream cheese toffuti sour cream , it is even richer. But one day I was reading a chapter from Julia Ross : the mood Cure , and I really got nervous. She talks about the danger of soy milk and tofu.contrary to what a lot of people think consuming soy product is harmful to our health .we do not need extra estrogen as soy is a very high source of plant estrogen. Soy consumption is linked to depression and Alzheimer's. And giving soy based formula to babies is like giving them 5 contraception pills a day!!?? Can you imagine the consequences !!? Very scary .
So cheese less cheesecake...,,?! You want to think again about it. You can use coconut cream instead it taste good and it's good for you and add lime juice instead of lemon..
Shoshana
Los Angeles, California
May 17, 2012
Cheeseless Cheesecake
My little granddaughter is allergic to both eggs and dairy products. Can any of you tell me what to use in place of eggs?
Anonymous
Jacksonville, FL
March 12, 2012
No crust!
What else can you use besides graham cracker crust?
Anonymous
Dallas, TX
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