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Vegan Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

vegan pumpkin cheesecake on white plate with silver fork holiday table thanksgiving dessert

Thanksgiving isn’t the same without pumpkin pie. But if you’re looking for something different and delicious that your guests willl go crazy over, you’ve found it. Recipe and photos contributed by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen.

Makes 8 slices

  • 8 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 12.3-ounce package firm or extra-firm silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar (or sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
  • 2 teaspoons rum (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar or natural sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh (please!) nutmeg
  • 1 pre-made 8-inch graham cracker crust

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Put the 6 ingredients (vegan cream cheese through vanilla) in a food processor and puree until completely smooth. It should be silky smooth–not chalky or lumpy.

Remove a cup of this mixture from the processor and spread it in the bottom of the crust.

Add the next set of ingredients (pumpkin through nutmeg) to the ingredients remaining in the food processor and process until well blended. Smooth it care- fully over the white layer in the crust, heaping it slightly in the middle. Bake until the center is almost set, about 50 to 60 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 3 hours. Serve to delighted guests (don’t tell them it’s vegan, and they won’t know!).

Double layer vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe

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    January 1, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    It is incredibly easy to make and it tastes absolutely delicious! I made it for Thanksgiving and I was so impressed by it that I made two for Christmas. I recommend this recipe to anyone.

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      January 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks so much, Daisy — glad you enjoyed it!

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    November 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Hi, just wanting to know if you can freeze this pie? looks so good!

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      November 21, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Janna, I’ve never tried to freeze this pie, so I can’t guarantee; though the ingredients are the kind that would freeze and thaw well.

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    December 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I made this 11/24 and it was pretty tasty. I typically don’t bake b/c you have to measure things. My dad loved it and ate almost the entire cheesecake.

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      December 18, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      So happy your dad loved this, Sharema!

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    Britne Chike
    November 22, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I found that 1/2 c of pumpkin wasn’t enough…I had to use an entire 15 ounce can for my 9” pie. Also had so much left over cream cheese base. Other than that, so so so good!

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