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Shavout, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, is coming up this weekend. I have spent the week going over different versions of my holiday menus, and I think I finally have it settled. (If you want to know what I am making let me know it the comments) It is traditional to eat dairy meals on Shavout (here is more info about that if you are curious), which means that when you ask my kids about Shavout they talk about blintzes and cheesecake. It is the one of the only times during the year that I bake a dairy cheesecake and we all look forward to it. Because what would Shavout be without the cheesecake?

Although it is traditional to have dairy on Shavout, many people are unable to have dairy or do not want to eat dairy at every meal. That does not mean they have to miss out on the cheesecake. This peanut butter cheesecake is every bit as delicious as its dairy counterpart. This is not a compromise cheesecake, it is every bit as good as the “real thing”. In fact, I actually think it might be better. Now before you roll your eyes skeptically at the suggestion that a dariy-free cheesecake could be better than a cream cheese laden one hear me out.

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