Paleo Recipes for Modern Day Cavemen

TUESDAY TREATS: Blueberry Cheesecake

Happy Election Day! I should have added some red berries to compliment the blueberries and make this a very patriotic post. Next time, next time…

Over the weekend I was thinking it has been awhile since I made a dessert. So I thought I would come up with something that would last for a few days and could serve as a mid-week treat. I got this idea from thinking I should eat more “raw”. And although I could never cross over to the Vegan side, I do love how the focus is on natural, unprocessed foods. A lot of vegans use raw cashews in many of their dishes and it really inspired me to try it. Fortunately it worked out well so don’t be surprised to see a few more paleo recipes on here that use cashews because I’m now secretly, nay, openly obsessed with the powers of cashews!

Ok, ok - so it’s not really cheese and it’s not really cake per se. But in the spirit of politics, the art is in the deception right?? RIGHT. I think non-paleo diners will eat this and be happy too; I’m all for bipartisan recipes!

Cavemen Gourmet Blueberry Cheesecake

Cavemen Gourmet | Blueberry Cheesecake

Ingredients
For the filling (using 9″ pie pan)
3 cups raw cashews
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup honey
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup blueberries

For the crust
4 dates
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
1/4 cup crushed almonds
1/2 tspn sea salt

Directions
1) In a medium sized bowl, soak your cashews in water and cover the bowl. Leave in the fridge overnight.
2) In a small blender, take your dates (without seeds), walnuts and almonds and blend until desired texture. Add pinches of sea salt (to taste). Some people like their crusts with thicker pieces of nuts while others like it super blended. I chose to go somewhere in the middle so you can taste the bits of crunch.
3) Line the bottom of a 9″ pie pan with your crust
4) Take your cashews out and put them in the blender with the liquid coconut milk, almond milk and honey. The strength of your blender will determine how smooth and creamy it comes out. I didn’t bother making mine too creamy looking because I tasted it and felt the texture was fine. But I will next time because it will look prettier in photos (and aren’t we all about food photos? Yes.)
5) While cashews are blending, simply put blueberries in small sauce pan with 1/2 a cup of water and crush some of the blueberries in the pan with your stirrer. This will help make the topping more “blue” and mix with the water. I didn’t add anything else and just used plain blueberries and felt the sauce was quite flavorful! Next time I might try some lemon juice or vanilla or chocolate.
6) Once the cashew cream is done blending, just pour it in the pie pan and leave in the fridge for an hour to chill.
7) When you’re ready to eat, take out of the fridge, pour blueberry topping and voila! Paleo Pie!

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11 thoughts on “TUESDAY TREATS: Blueberry Cheesecake

  1. this looks…AMAZING.

  2. Do you have a recipe for homemade Paleo Coconut Milk Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream?

  3. ashley wakefield on said:

    Because of punctuation on this recipe I just wanted to confirm, do you use the water that you soaked the cashews in?

  4. Caren N. on said:

    When you put the water and blueberries in the sauce pan, did you bring it to a boil? Or it was just to crush some of them?

    • HI Caren – I just crushed half of the blueberries in the sauce pan. I’d say the heat was on low/medium. No need to bring to a boil.

  5. What else could you use besides Almond Milk. My guest doesn’t like almonds.
    I’ve never tried it. Does it have a strong almond taste?

    • Hey Ros – it doesn’t have a strong almond taste at all. You can substitute for a little extra coconut milk and take out the almond milk component altogether but it will be more dense than usual.

  6. Kelly on said:

    This pie looks so very good!.

    • Thanks Kelly. I actually make this every time I have guests over or have to bring something to a potluck event. People are amazed that it’s paleo and has so few ingredients. Non-primal diners love it too!

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