nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 212
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Sodium: 160 mg

Lemon Tofu "Cheesecake"

Lemon Tofu "Cheesecake"

8 Servings

Silken tofu makes a delightfully light and creamy filling for this vegan version of cheesecake. Make it the day before serving to allow its flavors to develop.
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 lb. Japanese-style firm silken tofu
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs. tahini or almond butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 to 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 Tbs. cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbs. soy milk or rice milk.
  1. Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, mix cracker crumbs, syrup and extract until crumbs are moistened. Pour into oiled 9-inch pie plate; press mixture firmly to form crust. Bake 5 minutes; let cool while preparing the filling.
  2. In food processor or blender, combine remaining ingredients and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour mixture into crust. Bake until top is slightly browned, about 30 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled and firm, about 2 hours.
March 1998

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This is a GREAT recipe for tofu cheesecake! I made it in an almond flour crust for my diabetic husband, instead of the graham cracker one. I also sprinkled some unsweetened coconut on the baked pie shell prior to filling. Served w/ blueberries and whipped cream. Used Splenda and a little erythritol. Nice lemon and almond flavor. You would never know it was tofu!

Rhonda Barnhart - 2016-03-20 23:31:15

This is the first cheesecake I have tried. It is just out of the oven and looks heavenly. Can't wait to taste it. Thanks a lot for that s easy recipe.

Aparna - 2015-10-29 07:01:31

This recipe lists almond extract twice. Is one of those meant to be lemon? And if so, is it possible to use fresh lemon juice instead of extract?

Dina - 2015-09-05 20:28:59

What can I use instead of cornstarch?

Linde - 2014-05-08 04:39:15

For Sunday

Jill - 2014-04-14 01:02:54

I would use vanilla extract instead of the almond and use a little more. If she can't have tahini (which is ground-up sesame seeds), you could try some date paste (or make your own by putting pitted dates in the blender).

Janet - 2013-09-03 20:50:23

Hi I have a question. I have a sister who is allergic to nuts. Is there something else I can substitute the almond ingredients with? Thank you.

A - 2013-08-31 06:17:51