Grain Free, Dairy Free Cheesecake

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling/Resting time4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Author: simplytiffstx

Equipment

  • mini spring form pans
  • hand mixer
  • mixing bowl
  • food processor
  • baking sheet
  • saucepan

Ingredients

Cheesecake

  • 2 boxes Simple Mills Double Chocolate Cookies
  • 8 Tbsp Palm Oil Shortening
  • 8 oz Kite Hill "Cream Cheese" original
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Cream cream from a can of full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Maple Sugar granulated
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice preferably fresh
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 2 Whole Fresh Eggs separated

Strawberry Sauce

  • 1 pint Strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • 3 Tbsp maple Sugar or Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice preferably fresh

Instructions

Cheesecake

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a mini chop food processor, pulse the chocolate cookies until they are in a fine meal.
  • Pour the chocolate cookie meal into a separate bowl, and add the palm shortening. Cut in shortening with the chocolate cookie meal until you have a crumbly dough.
  • Place 4 mini spring form cake pans on baking sheet.
  • Press the dough into the bottom of each bringing the dough up the sides.
  • Bake the crusts for 8 minutes at 32When the crust is finished, turn the oven temperature down to 250.
  • In a food processor, combine the cream cheese, coconut cream, vanilla, maple sugar, lemon zest and juice, salt, and egg yolks. Blend until smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with a hand mixer and whisk attachment until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the cheesecake batter into the egg whites, until just combined.
  • Pour the cheesecake batter into the crust. Smooth the top.
  • Bake for 50 minutes at 250, then turn oven off an open oven door slightly to vent for 1hr.
  • Remove from the oven, and allow to cool. Once the cheesecake has cooled, place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Top with strawberry sauce, raspberry sauce, whipped coconut cream, or your desired topping.

Strawberry Sauce

  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan.
  • Simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes or until thickened and strawberries are soft.
  • Pour into food processor and process until smooth.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

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