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My 1st 9 ripe fresh figs & Vegan + Gluten-free fig cheesecake mini bars!

My first 9 ripe figs from mu own fig tree! Yeahh!
My first 9 ripe figs from my own fig tree! yeah!

I was just saying to my dear friend, Norma that she had her first ripe figs from her own tree & that I hadn’t seen any ripe yet! I was wrong!

In my tree, there were today, already 9 ripe figs & some of them, were over ripe already! I need to check them out, a few times per day now! πŸ˜‰ Don’t they look juicy, lovely & yummy??? I do think so,…! πŸ™‚

MMM!
MMM!

Go on, devour 1 or 2, you know you want to,…:)

Today, I invented these vegan no-bake cream cheese cake bars with fresh figs. It was the 1st time, I have made vegan cream cheese bars.Β I thought, the next time, I must double the volume of the cream cheese, for a thicker filling, in the middle.Β But after being in the fridge all night, the next day, my husband & I loved them as they were because the cream cheese layer had thickened enough, to our liking!Β Β I used fresh thinly sliced ripe figs from my own fig tree in my garden.Β These are so tasty , creamy & have the right texture, I think!Β You can make 6 thicker cream cheesecakes out of this batter instead of 12 smaller & thinner layered cheesecakeΒ bars!

Recipe: For 6 thicker or 12 smaller vegan no-bake cream cheesecake bars!

Don't you want big bites?
Don’t you want big bites? These make also a great food gift! x

Ingredients:

** For the crust:

1 cup of finely crushed Vegan Gluten-free cookies with chocolate : measured when finely crushed/ I crushed my cookies this way : I placed them in a plastic bag & closed it well. I put the bag on a chopping board & bashed the bag a lot, until there were cookie crumbs left. Now, you can measure it too & it is easier to use!

1/4 cup of almond powder

1 tablespoon of coconut sugar

1/8 cup of melted vegan butter

** For the cheesecake layer:

1 packet of 225 gr tofutti better than cream cheese ( This is a Vegan & GF cream cheese )

2 tablespoons of fine white sugar

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

a pinch of sea salt

3 to 4 fat fresh & ripe figs, thinly sliced vertically = 12 thinner fig slices

Method:

1. In a Kenwood bowl or in a bowl: add cookie crumbs, melted vegan butter, sugar & almond powder. If you are using your Kenwood, place the K-paddle in. Mix until everything is well-combined. Or in a large bowl, mix everything well with a wooden spoon. Line a baking dish with the size of 19 cm x 19 cm with parchment paper, slightly overlapping the edges, to easily remove the bars later on. Press this mixture in the baking dish. If you want to create 6 thicker cream cheesecake bars, you must use a smaller baking dish, like 11 cm x 11 cm. Β Place into the fridge.

2. Clean your Kenwood bowl & add cream cheese, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of white fine sugar & a pinch of sea salt. Mix until all is beautifully combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl & mix again. Taste! It has to taste like a lovely cream cheese mix with a touch of lemon! Take the cookie crust baking dish out of the fridge & put this cream cheese layer equally divided over the cookie crust. Spread it all out with a knife, if you need to. Arrange the cut up fig slices over the cream cheese. I used 12 thinly sliced fig parts. Place the dish back into the fridge to stiffen up, preferably all night long. Cut into 12 bars. Enjoy these bars with a loved one!Β ;)Β They were just perfect for my husband Peter & I!Β :)Β Store them in the fridge.

You can also find my tasty recipe shared here:Β http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegan-Gluten-Free-fig-mini-cheesecake-bars/

 

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2. Home-made fig chutney!

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

64 thoughts on “My 1st 9 ripe fresh figs & Vegan + Gluten-free fig cheesecake mini bars!

  1. I ❀ Tofutti, probably the best vegan cream cheeze ever (better than Daiya), I also like the GoVeggie! one, it's okay. These figs look so good, I've never tried them fresh, but I've seen loads of them in Spain. Such a cute party appetizer! πŸ˜‰

    1. I don’t think they are that light!

      Tofutti cream cheese isn’t that good for you,..;But small bites from time to time is just about right! πŸ˜‰ xxx

      1. Don’t worry…! I’ll substitute the tofu tutti cream cheese with something else πŸ™‚ I always modify the recipes,because of my celiac πŸ˜‰ I don’t have any other option!

      2. Oooh,..So sorry to hear that but tofutti is gluten-free & vegan! Check out their websiite! I used here vegan + GF chocloate cookies for the base!

  2. Hi Sophie. This looks wonderful! I congratulated myself on finding some really beautiful ripe figs in my local market at the weekend (and have been enjoying one or two each day since), but it must be delightful to have your own supply! They go so well with cheese, don’t they?

  3. Reblogged this on veggiewitch and commented:
    These look too scrumptious to believe! I must try and make them sooooooon! β™₯

    Thank you, Sweet Sophie, for yet another delectable treat. I love you and your brain! :0)

  4. Sophie, you want to kill me with these divine fig cheesecake bars! I have everything I need to make them but Tofutti. I love this cream, but here it is not possible to find it out. I’m trying to figure out how to replace it

    1. I can only buy it if I order it 2 days before? Ask it in your food Health shop or you could order it online, I did that before too! πŸ˜‰

  5. Oh wow Sophie… Fresh figs.. How awesome is that?
    Loved your recipe. Simple and healthy. I just had some tofutti cream cheese on my roast for b’fast:).

  6. I have three tiny figs growing on my little tree, I am hoping they will ripen before the fall sets in. I prefer to pair figs with goats cheese and more savoury preparations, but these look like lovely little desserts on a summer day.

  7. that is just pure brilliance, Sophie! Love how you “invented” these. Looking lovely and am so envious of those fresh figs. Swoon πŸ™‚

  8. These cheesecake bars are GORGEOUS! I want to eat them right now. I’m so jealous that you have a fig tree!!! I only ever get figs around Christmas time and they come from the store….it would be soo cool to grow them. Fig trees have a lot of spiritual significance too!

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