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Easy No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecakes {Paleo + Raw Vegan}

A common misconception once you convert to a real food lifestyle, is that you lose out on the ability to eat any sweets. So not true, and in fact, I dare to say the dessert options get better. If you are still skeptical, these Easy No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecakes are about to prove my point.

No Bake Creamy Meyer Lemon Tarts

Our favorite desserts usually include some sort of cream base. Crème brûlée, ice cream, mousse, brownie a la mode, you get the idea. Which is why we are always searching for dairy free alternatives to replace these staples.

Most of us are familiar with coconut cream as a replacement for dairy. But when we don’t want to use coconut for once? Or we want something with a bit more heft, thickness, and that could easily take on a variety of flavors? Cashew cream to the rescue.

No Bake Creamy Meyer Lemon Tarts

This stuff is magic, and I’m not exaggerating. The texture is so close to actual dairy, you would swear it was the real thing. Then there’s the indistinguishable flavor that absorbs whatever you add to it, allowing your dish to become sweet or savory.

See? Magic.

No Bake Creamy Meyer Lemon Tarts

From a nutritional standpoint, cashews are full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Made up of mostly monounsaturated fat, much like olive oil, they are heart healthy. They also include a decent amount of magnesium and iron.

No Bake Creamy Meyer Lemon Tarts

As with most plant-based foods, you reap the most nutritional benefits by eating them raw. And guess what? This is dish is completely raw. Not even one of the ingredients is cooked or baked.

Besides the cashews, these Easy No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecakes include a generous dose of coconut oil, which is full of incredibly beneficial medium chain fatty acids. Our bodies immediately convert these fancy little fats into energy, instead of storing them.

No Bake Creamy Meyer Lemon Tarts

Which is why these tasty sweet-tarts can, of course, be considered a dessert. Yet you can absolutely get away with eating them as a pre or post workout snack too. They fuel your body and mind with all the above-mentioned benefits after all.

So go ahead friends, enjoy these any time of day or night, and don’t feel guilty about it one bit. They’re a health food!

No Bake Creamy Meyer Lemon Tarts

These are seriously simple to prepare as well. No baking means no worries. You only need to remember to soak your cashews in advance, then it’s just a few easy steps to snack heaven.

Easy No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecakes

When making the cheesecakes, you can divide them into ramekins for larger portions, or into muffins cups for smaller bite sized portions. Either way, you are sure to get addicted just as we have.

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Easy No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecakes {Paleo + Vegan}

A creamy, light, sweet-tart filling screams spring and resembles cheesecake so much, no one will have a clue it's Vegan. Free of refined sugar and full of healthy fats to give you energy. Wonderful to satisfy your sweet cravings, or as a pre/post workout refuel.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -8



  • Coconut oil for greasing containers
  • 1/2 cup finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or light raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • Zest of 1 Meyer lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked overnight, or for at least 4 hours
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or ghee softened
  • 1/3 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup Meyer lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Zest from 2 Meyer lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt



  • Line 6 standards muffins tins, or 12 mini muffin tins with nonstick liners. Alternatively grease 4 ramekins with coconut oil. Set aside.
  • Combine all crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined and thick dough forms. It should hold together when you squeeze it.
  • Divide dough evenly into muffin tins or ramekins, and form into the bottom of each dish. Use the back of your hand to press firmly and ensure an even layer.
  • Transfer pan or containers to the freezer to set while you make the filling.


  • Drain soaked cashews, and rinse under fresh water. Transfer rinsed cashews to a food processor, and process until creamy and a nut butter forms, a couple of minutes.
  • Add all other filling ingredients, and process again until mixture is completely combined and smooth, another 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add more lemon juice and/or sweetener to taste. Process one last time until smooth.
  • Spoon mixture on top of crusts, splitting evenly between all containers.
  • Transfer to the refrigerator or freezer and let set at least 1 hour, or up to overnight. Remove from refrigerator and serve immediately. If serving from the freezer, let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes. Top with fresh berries or lemon wedges if desired. Covered tightly, tarts will keep in the refrigerator several days, or up to a month in the freezer.


  • These can be made ahead and also freeze very well.
  • If you prefer a single large serving, use a tart pan or glass baking pan instead.
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Items used in this recipe: 
Cuisinart Pro Custom 11-Cup Food Processor
 Wilton Muffin Pan

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