Gluten-Free & Vegan Lemon Cheesecake

by | Updated: June 27th, 2019 | Read time: 1 minute

When life gives you lemons, make lemon curd. Because, once you’ve got lemon curd, you can whip up this amazing lemon cheesecake. It’s vegan, gluten-free and soy-free, and getting it to the dessert table is actually pretty simple – especially if you prepare the curd in advance. With luscious and creamy filling and a crisp crust made from grain-free flour and crushed nuts, this “cheesecake” will satisfy your taste buds and your healthy diet.

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Lemon Gluten-Free & Vegan Cheesecake

Servings 8
Calories 395 kcal
Author Mo, the Morselist

Ingredients

Crust

Filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat 325 degrees Grease pie plate or baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. In large mixing bowl, mix together flour, nuts and ghee until well combined.
  3. Pack and evenly spread mixture into prepare baking dish. Optional: for a crisp crust with nuttier flavor, bake crust for approximately 20 minutes. Let cool before adding filling.
  4. In separate mixing bowl, combine lemon curd, chia/flax “eggs,” vanilla, cream cheese and sweetener, if using. Mix until combined and creamy. Add filling to crust.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes. Remove and let cool.

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Nutrition Facts
Lemon Gluten-Free & Vegan Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Sodium 292mg12%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1110IU22%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Mo, the Morselist

Maura M. Knowles (Mo, the Morselist), a certified health coach and recipe developer, is the CEO-founder of Mac-n-Mo’s, a health and wellness company offering virtual coaching, courses, services and products. She created her paleo- and keto-friendly, no-sugar, low-sodium, gluten-free, grain free Morselicious Baking & Cooking Mix as a healthy alternative for her dad Mac (a diabetic) after he survived a quadruple bypass surgery. Maura is a professional actor-singer-filmmaker and educator. She writes a monthly blog and recently launched a YouTube channel.