Oh man do I love this recipe. I usually double it so its nice and thick, but depending on the size pan you use this may not be necessary (with a regular pie pan, this recipe is plenty, but I sometimes use a deep cake pan to get a really thick slice going). For anyone who misses cheesecake, this is the closest thing I can possibly imagine to it that you can make vegan at home. so good!
16 oz. vegan tofutti plain cream cheese
½ cup sugar
½ lemon’s worth of juice
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
24 vegan oreos -OR- about 12 vegan graham crackers
½ stick vegan margarine
Mix the tofutti, sugar, lemon, vanilla and salt until well blended. Crush the cookies or graham crackers, and mix with ½ stick of melted margarine. Press this cookie mixture into the bottom of a deep cake or sprinform pan (8" round) to make an even crust. Pour the tofutti mixture on top. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes, then chill in refrigerator until solid (When you take it out of the oven it will not be set, but do not fear and do not overcook. Once it has sat in the fridge for a while it will set very nicely and you will be enjoying some creamy guilt- and cruelty-free cheesecakey goodness). I highly recommend adding some nice fresh fruit. A raspberry sauce sounds good right now (1/4 cup boiling water or so + 1/4 sugar or so + container of raspberries on high heat until they become syrupy=deliciousness!), but any fresh fruit would be nice. or chocolate. or brownies! i do like the vegan brownie cheesecake at red bamboo (well, technically from vegantreats.com i think). I'm rambling now. and getting hungry. oh dear...I'll probably dream about this dessert now.