Friday, October 15, 2010



1/2 c. grape nuts cereal
2 c. Mother's Graham Bumpers cereal*
1/3 c. applesauce
1/4 t. almond extract
  • Preheat oven to 315.
  • Process grape nuts in processor until it's the consistency of heavy sand.
  • Add graham bumpers and pulse cereal in food processor until it's the consistency of bread crumbs or heavy sand.
  • Add almond extract.
  • Slowly add applesauce, mixing by hand, until it's moist but still kind of crumbly.  You don't want it globby.  You may not need all the applesauce.
  • Press into a 9-inch pie dish to form a crust.  (Don't worry if it seems like you won't have enough; just keep spreading and pressing.  It will work.)
  • Pack the crust down tightly.
  • Bake at 315 for 8 minutes.
  • Remove crust from oven and allow to cool completely before adding filling.
*You can use whole wheat graham crackers instead, but they have added oil.  Or you can use GrapeNuts cereal, processed really small.  Or a combination of any of those will also work.  GrapeNuts make a chewier crust.  The Graham Bumper crust was nice and soft.  Definitely my favorite so far.


2 boxes firm Silken tofu, pressed
12 oz. (1 1/2 tubs) vegan cream cheese
1 c. evaporated cane juice
1 t. almond extract
2 T. lemon juice
1 t. lemon zest
1 1/2 T. egg replacer
3 T. cornstarch
  • Blend all ingredients until very smooth (2-3 minutes).
  • Pour into cooled pie crust.
  • Bake at 315 for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Remove from oven and place away from heat.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature (2-3 hours).  (The cheesecake will fall as it cools.)
  • Chill in refrigerator for at least 10 hours before serving.


1 can apple juice concentrate
4 c. fruit
2 T. lemon juice
1 t. lemon or lime zest
2 T. cornstarch
  • Pour 3/4 of the apple juice concentrate into a saucepan.
  • Add fruit, lemon juice, and zest.
  • Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix cornstarch into remaining apple juice concentrate, and pour into sauce.
  • Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce has thickened.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Serve hot or chilled.

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