Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesecake

Christmas is my favorite time of year! And this is one of my favorite appetizer recipes. I used to make a non-vegan version with eggs and dairy, so I was worried that I might lose some consistency; however, this cheesecake did not disappoint! It is so good and will be gone in a flash!

If you make your own cream cheese, you will definitely save a buck or two. But if you don’t, I would encourage you to spend the money on a good vegan cream cheese. I used Kite Hill Chives cream cheese and was delighted! Serve with crudités and crackers and few copies of the recipe!


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Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesecake

  • Author: Stephanie Bosch

Description

This savory cheesecake will be gone in a flash!  Served with crudités and crackers it will be the hit of your holiday table! 


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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3 (8-ounce) containers vegan cream cheese, softened 
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based milk (I love oat milk)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3/4 cup vegan parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup julienne-cut, sun-dried tomatoes with herbs packed in oil, drained
  • 1/3 cup cup toasted pine nuts
  • Assorted crackers and crudité
  • Garnish with:
  • Fresh rosemary, sun-dried tomatoes small diced, micro-greens, fresh rosemary

Instructions

Instructions

  1. For the crust: Pre-heat oven to 350°. Pulse together the walnuts, flour, and salt to a fine meal in a food processor. Pulse in the butter until it forms a crumbly dough. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 7-inch springform pan. Place on a baking sheet and bake until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  2. Beat cream cheese on medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Blend in milk and next five ingredients, mixing on low speed. Fold in Parmesan cheese and rosemary; spoon over crust and spread to pan edges. Bake 45-50 minutes or until center is just set when jiggled. Remove from oven and gently run a paring knife between the cheesecake and pan. Cool 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours.
  3. Place cheesecake on a serving plate. Toss together sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts in a small bowl. Spoon mixture over cheesecake and garnish with micro-greens and fresh rosemary. Serve with crackers and crudité.

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