Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

  Sweet potatoes are not just a Fall or Winter Holiday treat.  Sweet potatoes taste great in so many ways, as an appetizer, side dish, main dish or even dessert.  This is one of the best cheesecake recipes I have ever tried, rich, creamy and not too sweet.  My family loved the different spin on cheesecake and dessert!


  1 prepared deep dish graham cracker pie crust
  1 cup mashed sweet potato
  3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  1 cup granulated sugar
  3 eggs
  1 cup evaporated milk
  2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add sugar. Mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Pour in milk. Mix well. Add mashed sweet potato. Mix well. Stir in vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well.. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.

Bake 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a rack. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight to chill thoroughly.  Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: http://www.myrecipes.com/


  1. This is my absolute favorite cheesecake! If I'm crazy enough, maybe I'll try to make it as a surprise, although I am a disaster in the kitchen. Thanks for posting!

  2. LOVE this idea! I'll have to try it, I love sweet potatoes and cheesecake-I think my fam would love it too . . .

  3. Not a combo I've had before, but can you really go wrong with cheesecake?!

  4. oh. yum yum! It looks so good and I love all the ingredients!

  5. This sounds great Brandi! I never would have thought to use sweet potatoes. And hey, you can feel good about eating veggies for dessert, right?!

  6. Sweet potato and cheesecake together? This sounds like my hubby's dream recipe! I love this! I just found your blog and I did notice your featured buttons on the side. If you get a chance this weekend, I'd love for you to link up a post to my Not "Baaad" blog hop. It includes an award for the Best in Show :)

  7. I love anything with sweet potatoes..this looks divine! YUM ;D

  8. Sorry I meant I love this recipe lol

  9. I have never thought of having sweet potato pie in a cheesecake. That's brilliant!!!

  10. Oh my! My husband's favorite dessert is cheesecake, and he loves sweet potatoes, so this is going to be a must-make!


  11. Hey Brandi,

    I am such a total fan of sweet potato...but I never in a million years would have thought of this!! I am intrigued!!


  12. Brandi That looks and sounds delicious. I will have to try it. I'm blaming you for my pants getting tighter LOL. Oh you didn't know reading recipes that make you drool can make you fat. It can't be the trillion pounds of jelly beans I've been eating since they appeared in the stores LOL.

  13. Never had sweet potato cheesecake, but I love sweet potato pie and regular cheesecake, so I bet this combo would be yummy!

  14. Mmmm that looks and sounds so delicious! I love sweet potatoes and I love cheesecake, so it sounds like the perfect combo! I'll definitely be trying this out! Thanks for the recipe!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  15. Hi Brandi,
    When I see you blog come up I know what ever is on the other side is going to be delicious! Your Sweet Potato Pie is just one of those wonderful goodies that you make. Yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next work!

  16. I am a cheesecake fanatic. Though I've never had this combo, I will be on the hunt for it.

  17. This is so interesting; I just know that I have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Come join me for What's On the Menu Wednesday whenever you can.

  18. Hey Brandi! Kira posted a link to your blog on Facebook a few days ago. Love it! I think I'm going to make this for my Bible study group this week. Miss you on Facebook. Come back! - Heather Collins Noble

  19. I had sweet potato cheesecake in Atlanta at Gladys Knight's restaurant - it was amazing! I need to make this, my daughters will flip! Thanks!


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