Okay…so I love cheesecake…that is old news!

SWEET POTATO CHEESECAKE

How convenient!

Just in case you bake off too many sweet potatoes for your souffle or candied-whatever you will now have something fabulous to do with them.

Glad I could be of help.

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Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs OR sugar free shortbread crumbs
2 tablespoons Splenda Granular
1/4 cup melted butter
Filling:
Three 8-ounce pkgs reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1  1/4 cups Splenda Granular
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (or yams)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie spice (or 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon cloves)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream OR half & half
3 eggs
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9-inch springform pan with vegetable cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine cracker/cookie crumbs, Splenda granular, and melted butter.  Pat into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the prepared pan.  Wrap pan in foil and place on a baking sheet.  Bake for 10 mintues.
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In a large bowl beat the cream cheese until softened.  Beat in Splenda Granular, lemon juice, lemon zest, sweet potatoes, vanilla, spices, and cream.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended.  Pour filling into prepared crust.
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Return to oven and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until set on the edgess and the very middle is still jiggly.  (Cover loosely with foil after 30 minutes, if you don’t want it colored).
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Remove from oven to a wire rack.  Cool for 15 minutes; run a sharp knife around the edge to loosen, but do not remove sides of pan; cool completely.  Remove sides of pan and cover tightly with plastic wrap.  Chill for 5 hours or, preferable, overnight.  Makes 20 servings.
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Per Serving: Calories 184; Protein 6 g; Fat 11 g; Carbs 14 g; Sugar 4 g; Sodium 196 mg
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13 Comments Add yours

  1. gharkness says:

    Looks lovely, Linda….what topping did you use? Cranberry? I think I may try this with butternut squash.

    1. Linda says:

      I was cranberry sauce….cooking the berries down with some Splenda and vanilla extract at the end.

      But raspberry would be great, too!

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  3. Melissa says:

    I’ve been looking for a sweet potatoe cheesecake recipe for Thanksgving. I had found plenty of pumpkin pie cheesecake recipes but I’m not a fan of pumpkin. Then I thought about your website and the first thing I see is sweet potatoe cheesecake!! Thank you!!

  4. TakeTheCake says:

    Cranberries atop a sweet potato cheesecake? Can this qualify as a side then? I don’t think I’m allowed to add one more dessert to my already ridiculous Thanksgiving menu!

  5. CaSaundra says:

    Ooo what a stunning pie! I always love all your sweet treats. By the way, the PB pie came out amazing–I made a few tweaks, and I will be posting it once I get home 🙂 Thanks again for sharing!

  6. freddie says:

    Made it. LOVE it! Thank you!

  7. LuAnn says:

    I have a lot of Hubbard squash I froze. I’m going to make this using that. Thank you Linda!

  8. I made this and we LOVE it!!! Thanks!

    1. Linda says:

      YAY!!! Thanks for the review!

      (I love your blog! My other – completely and totally unhealthy don’t-eat-these-things-if-you-want-to-lose-weight – blog has the same wallpaper!!)

  9. Ashley says:

    Do you think it’d be possible to make a crust using peanut flour? If so..how? I love the combo of sweet potatoes and peanut butter!

  10. Lisa says:

    If you wanted to use sugar instead of Splenda would it be the same amount?

    1. Linda says:

      Yes…the exact same amount!

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