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Yogurt Cheesecake (GF) ……….

on April 18, 2012

I can’t take credit for the beauty in the photo (isn’t it lovely?!) … my wonderful aunt made this one (I want to be just like her when I grow up!) …but yours can look just like it! 🙂

In a food processor…

  • 1/4c unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2c almonds
  • 1/2c GF oats
  • 2 or 3 tbsp earth balance (or butter), melted

Combine all of these ingredients together….you should be able to pinch it and have it somewhat stick together.

Press this mixture into the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch springform pan (line the bottom with parchment paper) and put in a 325 degree oven for about 10 minutes….remove and let cool completely.

In a bowl…

  • 4c yogurt cheese (make this the night before baking – instructions below)
  • 1c of sugar
  • 1/4c GF flour (I use all purpose)
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 1tbsp pure vanilla
  • 1/2tsp salt

Mix by hand until fully combined and pour over cooled crust… bake in a 325 degree oven for about an hour (no peaking!) … the edges should be firm and the middle should jiggle just a little bit… turn the oven off, open the door slightly and leave the cake in for another 15 minutes… remove from the oven and let the cake cool down to room temperature… place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Just before serving, ‘ice’ the top of the cake with a little bit of your favorite vanilla yogurt and have a few fresh berries on hand to keep your teeny, tiny slice company…  🙂

I’ve made MANY, many cheesecakes over the years and even though they sometimes have a mind of their own – they ALWAYS turn out in the end.  🙂

Yogurt Cheese…

We use 0% organic, plain yogurt – the really big square tub… 🙂

Place one layer of cheesecloth over a sieve and place the sieve in a large bowl…discard liquid as it fills up.

Place this in the fridge overnight and you’ll wake up to beautiful, creamy yogurt cheese.

This is also fantastic for veggie dips!

Happy eating y’all!!

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One response to “Yogurt Cheesecake (GF) ……….

  1. Vicki says:

    Okay, it’s 9:30pm and I don’t eat at this time of night .. but if a teeny, tiny slice just happened to be in my fridge right now, I would not hesitate!

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