Incredible Cashew Creme Cheeze
Yield:: 1 cup
 
This amazing spread is thick, rich-tasting, and remarkably low in fat compared to dairy-based cream cheese. It is an ideal spread to top toast, crackers, and, of course, bagels.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons "raw" (unroasted) cashew butter
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2½ Tablespoons kuzu or cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula nutritional yeast flakes
  • heaping ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth.

  2. Pour the blended mixture into a I-quart saucepan. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.

  3. After the mixture thickens, reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for I minute longer. Immediately pour the mixture into a I-cup storage container. Let cool, then cover and chill in the refrigerator.

  4. Pineapple Creme Cheeze:
  5. Drain well ¼ cup pineapple tidbits packed in juice, and stir into the hot mixture.

  6. Fruited Creme Cheeze:
  7. Stir I to 2 tablespoons fruit-sweet­ened jam or preserves into the hot mixture.

  8. Herbed Creme Cheeze:
  9. Stir I tablespoon minced fresh pars­ley or I teaspoon dried parsley flakes, ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed, ¼ teaspoon well crumbled, dried rose­ mary, ¼ teaspoon crumbled, dried thyme leaves, and ¼ to ½ teaspoon minced garlic into the hot mixture.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Tbsp Calories: 47 Fat: 3 gm Carbohydrates: 4 gm Protein: 1 gm
 

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