Vegan Caramelised Fig & Walnut Cashew Cream Cheese Bites

vegan cashew cream cheese fig walnut bites

I’m a big fan of a little sweet mixed into a savoury dish. Mango in curries, apple and orange in salads and pineapple on pizzas – you get the picture.

It’s not everyones cup of tea but it’s most certainly mine: crackers topped with salty cashew cream cheese and caramelised figs and walnuts. So, so good! If you’re into that kind of thing definitely give them a try! It’s a real party for your taste buds.

I imagine it’s something the ancient romans would have eaten, I faintly remember salted cheese, figs, walnuts and honey from history class, but I might be completely off.

These vegan caramelised fig & walnut cashew cream cheese bites make a hell of a starter at a dinner party. Or (like in my case) the most fancy second breakfast in the history of second breakfasts.

What ever occasion you choose to make these (no special occasion needed at all!) they’re freaking delicious and I’m sure you’ll love them as much as me.

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Vegan Caramelised Fig & Walnut Cashew Cream Cheese Bites
 
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Serves: 20-30
Ingredients
  • Crackers
  • Cashew Cream Cheese:
  • 1 ½ cups cashews
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • Caramelized Figs & Walnuts:
  • 1 cup chopped dried dates
  • 1 cup walnut quarters
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Cashew Cream Cheese:
  2. Boil cashews for 5 minutes to soften them.
  3. Place cashews, garlic clove, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast flakes (optional), salt and water in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Caramelized Dates & Walnuts:
  5. Using a sauce pan bring brown sugar, salt and water to a boil and let it sizzle for 5 minutes.
  6. Cut dates in small pieces and chop walnuts in quarters, then add them to the sauce pan and let the mixture sizzle for another 5 minutes.
  7. Take it off the hob, transfer it in a jar or bowl and leave it out to cool.
  8. Let the cream cheese and the caramelized fig and walnuts set in the fridge over night. Serve with crackers. Enjoy!

vegan cashew cream cheese fig walnut bites vegan cashew cream cheese fig walnut bites vegan cashew cream cheese fig walnut bites

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