1½ cups Mucci Farms Smuccies™ Sweet Strawberries, stems removed
1½ cups toasted unsalted almonds
¾ cup gluten free oats
1 cup soft dates
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ cup coconut sugar
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup vegan butter, melted
2 ½ cups chopped Mucci Farms Smuccies Sweet Strawberries
¼ cup water
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
454 g medium-firm tofu, quartered
2½ cups vegan cream cheese
⅓ cup coconut cream
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
Whole Mucci Farms Smuccies Sweet Strawberries, for garnish
Prep Time: 20 min
Chill Time: 4 hrs
1 In a food processor, pulse together almonds, oats, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and salt into a medium fine crumb. Add dates and melted butter into dry mixture until fully combined.
2 Press in 1 cup of the crumb mixture to coat the bottom of a 9" springform pan. Press the remaining crumb mixture up along the sides of the pan. Lay the strawberries, cut side down, in a circle on top of the crumb. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
3 In a small sauce pot over medium high heat, gently boil chopped strawberries, lemon juice, and water for 20-25 minutes or until thickened and jam coats the back of your spoon. Use a fork to mash out any lumps. Place in a small bowl and cool in the fridge until ready to use.
4 In a food processor, blend tofu, cream cheese, coconut cream, vanilla bean seeds, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt until smooth. Reserve 2 cups of filling in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in 2 tsp of vanilla extract into reserved filling; set aside.
5 Spoon the remaining filling into another mixing bowl and fold in strawberry jam until fully incorporated.
6 Remove chilled crust from the fridge. Spread strawberry cream cheese mixture over strawberries. Place into the freezer to set for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, spread reserved vanilla cream cheese mixture over strawberry cream and put back in freezer to fully set, about 4 hours.
7 Garnish with Mucci Farms Smuccies Sweet Strawberries. Serve chilled.
Tip: For easier cake slicing, warm a knife under hot water to help with slicing.
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