Broiled Peaches and Plums with Cinnamon Cashew Cream (Dairy-Free Vegan Recipe)

Cashews are soaked overnight and pureed with dates and cinnamon for a creamy, dairy-free dessert sauce.  This pairs well with the charred flavor from broiled stone fruit like peaches and plums.  Serve this healthy, plant-based recipe for a light, summer treat.  Make extra vegan cashew cream for using over other baked fruits or even Banana I-Scream!

EASY              Servings: 8            Ready In: 5 minutes

Vegan Cinnamon Cashew Cream with Broiled Peaches and Plums - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based

Vegan Cinnamon Cashew Cream with Broiled Peaches and Plums - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based


1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
8 Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, or other Stone Fruit
8 dates
1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup water

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Gather ingredients. 

Cover the cashews with a couple of inches of water and soak overnight (or at least 6 hours) in the fridge.

To Broil the Stone Fruit: Preheat your oven to Broiler setting, "Hi".  Remove the pits of the fruit and cut into large wedges. Place the fruit, cut-side-up, on a baking sheet. Place in the oven, on the top rack, right under the broiler. Broil for 5-6 minutes. 

To make the Cinnamon Cashew Cream: While the fruit broils, drain and rinse the soaked cashews. 
Place the cashews into a high-speed blender. Add the dates, cinnamon, vanilla, and 1/2 cup fresh water.   Puree for 1-2 minutes, until completely smooth. 

To finish the dish: When the fruit is lightly charred, remove from the broiler.
Plate the fruit and drizzle with Cashew Cinnamon Cream. Serve immediately. 

Chef's Notes: This Cashew Cream is a dairy-free base for experimenting with different flavors. You can swap out the cinnamon for ginger, cardamom, or pumpkin pie spice. It freezes well so a double-batch is a good idea.

Yield:  1 cup Cashew Cream

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (1 fruit + 2 tbsp Cashew Cream).

Calories 107.59
Calories From Fat (29%) 31.02
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.71g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.63g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1.65mg <1%
Potassium 295.26mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 18.4g 6%
Fiber 2.65g 11%
Sugar 14.02g
Protein 2.54g 5%
Calcium 6.56mg <1%
Iron 17.4mg 97%
Vitamin A 321.75IU 6%
Vitamin C 0.07mg <1%

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