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Avocado Cheesecake with Walnut Crust

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Extra rich and creamy flavors are brought forth using avocados to make this colorful Cheesecake with Walnut Crust. A must try for sure!

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed anise seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 fully ripened avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened and cut in pieces

Details

Servings 10
Adapted from theamazingavocado.com

Preparation

Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F.

In food processor, pulse walnuts until finely ground. Add graham cracker crumbs, 1 tablespoon sugar, anise seeds and salt; pulse just until combined. Add 2 tablespoons water; pulse until ingredients are thoroughly combined and resemble wet sand.

Press into bottom of an 8 1/2-inch springform pan.

Bake 20 minutes; cool completely.

In measuring cup or small bowl, combine gelatin with 2 tablespoons water; let stand for 5 minutes. With vegetable peeler, remove strips of lemon zest (yellow portion only). In saucepan, combine milk, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla and lemon zest; bring to boil.

Add gelatin; simmer until gelatin has completely dissolved, about 1 minute; strain and discard lemon zest.

In food processor, combine avocados and cream cheese. Pour hot milk mixture into processor; process until very smooth.

Pour into baked crust; cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until set.

Remove side of pan; cut cheesecake into 10 slices. Serve with raspberry sauce, if desired.

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