Avocado Cheesecake

This dairy-free and gluten-free dessert combines luxuriant taste and texture with the amazingly healthy avocado to create a wonderful dessert!

Ingredients

For the crust
  • 10 graham crackers
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted
  • kosher salt
For the filling
  • 2 8-oz blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 c. sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 c. heavy cream
  • 1/2 c. fresh lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • small lime wedges (for garnish)

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a pie dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Make crust: In a food processor, pulse graham crackers until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a medium bowl then add melted butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt and mix until combined.
  3. Press graham cracker mixture firmly into prepared dish. Bake until the crust looks slightly toasted, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Make filling: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, sugar and a pinch of salt until smooth and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add avocados and beat until smooth.
  5. Add heavy cream, lime juice, and most of lime zest (save some for garnish!). Beat until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  6. Transfer filling to cooled pie crust. Garnish with more lime zest and small lime wedges. Freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Source : allrecipes.com

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