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Frankie’s Vegan Lime Cheesecake

Zest up any warm-weather cookout with this rich, delicious cheesecake.

Frankie, a longtime volunteer for VegNews, treats us to her culinary creations when we've been especially good. From the perfect pigless ribs to pickles to chocolate-covered everything, Frankie is a one-woman show in the kitchen. In true Frankie form, this rich, zesty cheesecake knocked our socks off.

Serves 8

What You Need:

1 14-ounce package silken tofu
1 cup vegan cream cheese
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 teaspoons lime zest, divided
Juice of 3 limes
2 teaspoons agar agar flakes
1 prepared pie crust
1-½ cups vegan whipped cream

What You Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, combine tofu, cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla, 3 teaspoons lime zest, and lime juice until smooth. Add agar agar and blend for about 1 minute.

2. Add tofu mixture to pie crust and bake about 30 minutes. Turn off oven, and allow cheesecake to sit in oven for another 40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool, then top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon lime zest and serve.

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