Green Tea Cheesecake Pie

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Filed Under: Desserts and Snacks
Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

Green Tea Cheesecake Pie

Matcha is the powdered green tea used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. It’s loaded with antioxidants, and gives an unusual flavor to this non-dairy, unbaked “cheesecake.”

Ingredients

  • 3 green tea bags
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 8 chopped pitted dates
  • 2 Tbsp. and 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp. concentrated green tea made with 3 tea bags (see step
  • 2 boxes (13 oz each) of firm Mori-Nu brand silken tofu
  • 1½ tsp. macha (green tea powder)
  • ? cup concentrated green tea
  • Stevia powder to taste

How To

  1. First make a concentrated brew of green tea using 3 green tea bags in ½ cup boiling water. After steeping for 10 minutes, discard bags, and let tea cool.
  2. Grind oats and pitted dates in a blender or food processor into a course but well-combined mixture. Pour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Warm the coconut oil (which is solid at room temperature) to liquefy it, in the microwave or on stovetop. Work it into the oat/date mix with a fork.
  4. Add just enough (liquid) green tea so the mixture hangs together when pressed with fingers.
  5. Press this into an 9-inch pie pan with a fork or your fingers. Press the dough up the sides of the pan about ¼ inch short of the top.
  6. Open 2 packages of tofu and drain off excess liquid.
  7. Blend tofu in a blender or food processer with up to ? cup of the concentrated green tea—only enough to get a smooth mixture. (This is to minimize any excess liquid running off the pie after itís made. If this happens, just spoon it off. The pieís fine).
  8. Sweeten to your taste with stevia powder.
  9. Pour into pie shell and chill at least an hour until set.

Now It's Your Turn: What's your favorite green tea dessert?

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