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Pumpkin Halwa ‘Cheesecake’

East meets west in New England :-) I love fusion desserts and here is a variation of one of my favorites, Carrot Halwa 'Cheesecake', but instead of carrots I substituted with Pumpkin to make the 'Pumpkin Halwa Cheesecake'. My local farmer experiments with new varieties of some veggies and always gives me a sample to try out. Last week I was given this new variety of pumpkin called 'Red October' and asked me to try it out and see what I can make out of it. 'Red October' has a nice unique color and a different texture (little starchy) than the usual pumpkin, so the first thing that came to my mind was dessert. Gave a slice of my 'cheesecake' back to my farmer and they loved it :-).

For pumpkin halwa base: Pumpkin - 2 1/2 cups (grated and packed)Organic unrefined sugar - 1/2 cupCardamom - 4-5 pods (skinned and crushed)Almond milk -  1/2 cupFor 'cheese'cake: Raw cashew nuts - 1 1/2 cups (Preferably soaked for a couple of hours)Coconut oil - 1/4…