1/2cupdates(soaked in hot water for at least an hour)
2tbspdate water(if needed)
For the Filling:
2cupsraw cashews(saoked in boiling water for at least an hour)
1/4cupmaple syrup(or honey if not vegan)
1cupstrawberries(hulled and cut in half for easy processing (plus additional for topping))
In a food processor, combine ingredients for the crust and process until smooth. Add 1-2 tbsp of the leftover water from soaking the dates if need be to get a smooth consistency. Press mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan. Set aside.
In a food processor, combine all of the filling ingredients for the filling. Adjust sweetness level depending on tastes (I start with 1/8 cup of sweetener and go from there). Pour filling over the crust. Freeze for about 30 minutes and then add sliced strawberries on top if using. Freeze another 1-2 hours, until set.
Defrost for 20 minutes before serving.
Serves about 12.
If you want a thicker filling, you can either double the filling recipe or use a 6-inch springform pan instead. You may have extra crust if you use the 6-inch pan, but you can start to bring it up the sides which would taste pretty yummy!