Dairy-Free Cranberry Cheesecake Parfaits
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
⅓ cup maple syrup
⅓ cup water
1 teaspoon orange zest
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch salt
⅓ cup full fat coconut milk (from a 13.5 ounce can)
⅓ cup sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
2 graham crackers (4 squares), crushed
1 tablespoon dairy free butter
1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips (optional)
candied orange peel, for garnish (optional)
In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, bring the cranberries, maple syrup, water, orange zest, cinnamon, and salt to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until the cranberries pop open and the liquid thickens, 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, coconut milk, sugar, vanilla, and coconut oil. Mix well to combine.
In a small pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips, if using, and stir until melted.
Add the graham cracker crumbs and mix well to ensure all of the crumbs are moistened.
Divide the graham cracker mixture among four glasses or small jars (about 8 ounces each).
Use the handle of a wooden spoon to press the crumbs together and form a crust.
Cover with about ⅔ cup of the cheesecake filling, then top with the cranberry topping.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. If desired, garnish with candied orange peel.
Recipe by: Healthy Delicious