Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Squares

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Squares

This is the perfect Autumn treat! Not too sweet or sickly. Just right.

I love Pumpkin Pie but I also love something that is easy to chow down on and is nutritious too. These cheesecake squares are raw, vegan and of course Paleo. How fantastic!!!

Makes: Roughly 12 to 16 squares

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For the base:

100g macadamia nuts
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp maple syrup

For the pumpkin pie filling:

1/2 cup coconut oil
75g cacao butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut sugar
250g/2 cups cashews (soaked overnight or min. 4 hours)
1 tbsp vanilla essence
1.5 tbsp ground cinnamon
1.5 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
Juice 1 lemon
1 tin pumpkin puree (425g)
1 peeled courgette (cubed)

Handful of pecans to decorate (optional)

Method:

  1.  For the base, combine all of the ingredients and process until a sandy texture (have a nibble, if it reminds you of biscuit crimbs it’s done!).
  2. Line a 6″x8″ tin with greaseproof paper. Pour in the base mixture and ‘knuckle’ it in until evenly distributed. Place in the freezer until later.
  3. For the pumpkin pie filling place the coconut oil, cacao butter, maple syrup and coconut sugar over a bain-marie until fully melted. This could take around 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place the rest of the ingredients into the food processor, except for the courgette, and process until smooth.
  5. Remove your cacao butter mixture from the bain-marie and combine with the rest of the filling.  Process until smooth.
  6. Add your peeled courgette and blend until smooth and fluffy.
  7. Remove your base from the freezer and pour in your pumpkin filling.
  8. Gently place on top your pecans, you can crush them or just pop single ones on – be creative!
  9. Place your cheesecake into the freezer until set.
  10. Slice and serve!!! Yummy yummy scrummy in your tummy!

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake SquaresPaleo Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Squares

You’ll find most of the ingredients you need for this recipe at Perfectly Paleo

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