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Vegan Apple Crumb Cheesecake – Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery

Vegan Apple Crumb Cheesecake – Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery


As a vegan there may be nothing higher than listening to individuals exclaim “There’s No Means that is vegan!”

All of the non vegans in my life have been astonished by my cheesecake recipes, particularly this apple crumb cheesecake!

With simply two easy recipes you can also make this wonderful cheesecake that may have everybody in disbelief that it’s certainly vegan

This vegan apple cheesecake goes to vary how you’re feeling about vegan desserts!

I’ve additionally made this recipe into particular person miniature cheesecakes with nice success!

So when you have that particular particular person cheesecake pan or perhaps a cupcake pan will work too!

Apple Crumb Cheesecake

Notes for Success:

At instances I add an addition of agency tofu instead of a number of the cream cheese for a lightened up model and to chop a number of the fats energy.
I don’t discover an especially noticeable distinction within the final result of straight vegan cream cheese versus the tofu addition.
So for me I just like the tofu model however in case you favor you’ll be able to exchange the tofu with extra vegan cream cheese.

Moreover I solely use Tofutti Cream Cheese for my BAKED recipes.
*Not sponsored

I’ve not had success with another model in BAKED recipes.
For some motive the opposite costlier manufacturers I’ve tried have damaged down into an oily mess when baked.

Cornstarch is a really tough ingredient to measure persistently with a quantity spoons measure
So whereas I checklist each measures beneath I can not stress sufficient how the grams measure with a scale goes to provide the greatest outcomes.
Many instances individuals have complained that their cheesecake is like rubber and so they don’t know why!
That is from a heavy measure of cornstarch when utilizing quantity measuring spoon vs the 100% correct scale measure in grams.

I’m utilizing a mix of gingersnap cookies & graham crackers for the crust, however you need to use all of 1 or the opposite as you like.

I additionally bake my cheesecakes in a 7″ cake pan however you need to use an 8″ pan if that’s all you will have, your cheesecake will likely be barely thinner and can bake for roughly 10 minutes much less

NOTE ABOUT THE STREUSEL! You’ll have greater than you want with the recipe listed beneath, however it’s going to retailer nice within the freezer in a bag for as much as 3 months to make use of for one more venture!



Yield: serves 10

Apple Crumb Cheesecake

Apple Crumb Cheesecake

Prep Time
2 hours

Prepare dinner Time
1 hour quarter-hour

Complete Time
3 hours quarter-hour


For the Crust

  • Graham Crackers 6 sheets (approx 1 cup of crumbs)
  • Gingersnap Cookies
  • Gentle Brown Sugar 2 tablespoons *non-obligatory
  • Vegan Butter Melted 4 Tablespoons (56g)
  • Floor Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon
  • Floor Ginger ¼ teaspoon

For the Cheesecake

  • Vegan Cream Cheese 12oz (170g) * see ntoes
  • Agency Tofu 4 ounces (112g)
  • Melted Vegan Butter 2 tablespoons (28g)
  • Sugar ¾ cup (150g)
  • Cornstarch 4 Tbs (32g)
  • All Function Flour 3 Tablespoons (24g)
  • Floor Cinnamon ½ teaspoon *I forgot to say this ingredient within the video
  • Plant Milk scant cup – 7 fluid ounces (207ml)
  • Vegan Lactic Acid 1½ teaspoons (or 1½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar)
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons
  • ½ Can Apple Pie Filling
  • Or ½ Recipe Do-it-yourself Apple Filling
  • For the Streusel Topping *See notes
  • Vegan Gentle Brown Sugar Packed 2½ Tablespoons (35g)
  • Vegan Granulated Sugar 4 tablespoons (50g)
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Floor Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon
  • Vegan Butter 5 Tablespoons (70g)
  • Cake Flour ¾ cup + 1 Tablespoon (98g)


  1. First put together the streusel topping by combing brown sugar, granulated sugar and vegan butter and get it creaming on medium excessive pace.
  2. Add the cinnamon and salt after which the flour and blend till it comes collectively and it’ll appear to be a comfortable cookie dough
  3. Sprinkle it out onto a parchment lined sheet pan and freeze whilst you put together the cheesecake.
  4. In case you are making your personal apple pie filling, put together the recipe in accordance with the directions on that weblog submit. then reserve.
  5. Subsequent make the crust mix the melted vegan butter with the graham crumbs and ginger cookies, the spices and the sugar right into a meals processor and course of to the consistency of moist sand.
  6. Press it into the underside of a greased and parchment lined 7″ cake pan after which freeze whilst you put together the cheesecake batter
  7. For the cheesecake mix all of the components collectively in a meals processor or blender and course of easy
  8. Pour the cheesecake batter into the ready crust and bake in a water bathtub in a preheated 350°F oven for 45 minutes then fastidiously take away the cheesecake, it is not going to be totally baked, high with the apple pie filling after which the frozen streusel crumbs ~ nearly ¾ of a cup complete *see notes above
  9. Return cheesecake fastidiously to the oven for one more half-hour to bake the remainder of the way in which
  10. After the overall 75 minutes of bake time, flip the oven off however depart the cheesecake inside to chill for one more 40 minutes, then refrigerate for no less than 5 hours or in a single day earlier than un molding.
  11. Drizzle with non-obligatory sugar glaze which is only a combination of confectioners sugar and plant milk~ I normally do 1 cup : 1 tbs alter to your required consistency


Cheesecake should be saved within the fridge and can keep recent for as much as 10 days wrapped properly.

I don’t like the way in which vegan cheesecake freezes, the feel adjustments and will get grainy



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