Avocado Cheesecake

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INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CRUST
FOR THE FILLING
  • 2 8-oz blocks organic cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ripe organic avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 c. organic sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 c. heavy organic cream
  • 1/2 c. fresh organic lime juice
  • Zest of 1 organic lime
  • small organic lime wedges (for garnish)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a pie dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Make crust: In a food processor, pulse graham crackers until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a medium bowl then add melted butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt and mix until combined.
  3. Press graham cracker mixture firmly into prepared dish. Bake until the crust looks slightly toasted, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Make filling: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, sugar and a pinch of salt until smooth and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add avocados and beat until smooth.
  5. Add heavy cream, lime juice, and most of lime zest (save some for garnish!). Beat until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  6. Transfer filling to cooled pie crust. Garnish with more lime zest and small lime wedges. Freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours. Serve immediately.

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