I made this cheesecake for a competition on Instagram and it turned out killer! I didn’t have it with wine, but after tasting it I imagine that it would pair amazingly with a Riesling or Moscato…next time. This cheesecake has a luscious, rich and delicious flavor from the thick greek yogurt, spicy cardamom and sweet pears.

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FILLING:
1⃣Mix until smooth in a food processor:
🔹1c greek yogurt
🔹1sc vanilla protein powder
🔹1/4c coconut flour
🔹1t vanilla extract
🔹1/8t cardamom

CRUST:
1⃣In a small bowl mix:
🔹1/2c ground walnuts
🔹1/2c crushed graham cracker (or other nut of choice or ground oats-had to use graham cracker for competition)
🔹1T honey
🔹1T coconut oil
🔹1/8t cinnamon
2⃣Bake at 350F for 6-8min

ASSEMBLY:
1⃣Cool pie crust and line with slice pears and sprinkle with cinnamon
2⃣Pour on cheesecake filling
3⃣Optional to decorate top with walnuts, pear slices, etc
4⃣Refrigerate until ready to serve

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