Apple pie meets cheesecake in this simply divine Vegan Dairy-free Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese. It is so delicious, so creamy and full of flavor. You only need 8 ingredients to make this and only 5 minutes!
Ok, TWO exciting things to share today! First, this is my first NEW recipe to post on the blog since October y'all! Crazy. But, trying to write a book, test recipes, be a mom and do the usual activities and school functions, I simply cannot keep up with it all. Some bloggers may be able to post regularly while writing a book with kids, but I simply could not find a clone anywhere around here. So, I apologize for it being so long, but guess what, I wrote 4 recipes this week for the blog, so I'm coming back FULL FORCE with new recipes. You'll have to forgive me as I try to cram as many as I can before Christmas, desserts too, sorry. But, I've had several I've wanted to post and now finally can get back to it.
The 2nd exciting thing...it snowed here in Houston, Texas! And for us Texans, that is a BIG deal because it rarely ever happens. It's been so many years I can't even remember in my mind when it last snowed here. I googled it and it said 1 inch snow was in 2009 but it wasn't like what happened here today. It's snowy and white and the houses, cars and trees are all covered in snow. It's beautiful! When I was driving my daughter to school today I kept laughing and she asked why I was laughing and I told her, "Because I'm giddy with joy over the snow!" Cheesy, but it was so true. When something so rare happens, you really need to take the time to appreciate it. I filmed her playing in it before school and it was too cute. It was of course her first time seeing snow and might be the last for many years.
Ok, back to today's recipe! This Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese will seriously make you weak in the knees. I'm not even kidding, it is like the combo of apple pie and cheesecake! That is seriously what it tastes like. It's so good I could cry.
Yes, those markings are from me sticking my fingers in it.
Vegan cream cheese. I have 4 already on the blog, one AMAZING one in my cookbook and now this one. I honestly had to tear myself away from the food processor on this one. Apples are my favorite fruit and cinnamon is my favorite flavor, so when you add in tangy cream cheese to those flavors, it is pure bliss.
You only need 8 easy ingredients (including salt):
- raw cashew butter
- non-dairy yogurt
- pure maple syrup
- apple cider vinegar
- lemon juice
- freeze-dried apples
Due to the popularity of my 5 Ingredient Strawberry Cream Cheese, I knew another flavor needed to happen. A trip to the CVS store is what inspired this spur-of-the-moment creation. I was waiting in line and looked over to see some freeze-dried apples and they were super cheap, like less than $2 a bag, so I grabbed 3 of them and immediately knew I would use them to make cream cheese. So, here we are.
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