Sweet Potato Cheesecake With Pecan-Crumb Crust

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Not your average cheesecake, rich and delicious, this is the perfect holiday dessert! --- make certain to only oven-bake the sweet potatoes boiling in water will cause a watery mixture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 425 degrees.
  2. FOR CRUST: combine crust ingredients well, and press into a 10-inch springform pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar and all eggs until smooth.
  4. Mix in whipping cream.
  5. Beat in flour, cinnamon and ginger.
  6. Beat in well-mashed sweet potatoes until well combined.
  7. Pour the batter into prepared crust.
  8. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 mins; lower heat to 275 degrees, and bake 1 hour more.
  9. Turn heat off, and leave in oven to cool for several hours, or cool on a wire rack.
  10. Leave in fridge for 8-9 hours, or overnight to set.
  11. Serve with sweetened whipped cream or caramel topping.


Most Helpful

This was a very impressive AND delicious dessert that I served to my future in laws for Thanksgiving. I am not a baker at all... but I love cheesecake and figured I could not go wrong with a Kittencal recipe! I let my cream cheese and eggs come to room temperature for 30 minutes before mixing and it came together very easily. I baked 4 medium sweet potatoes the night before and let them chill in the refrigerator before peeling and mashing. The skins came off easily and I had just enough for the 1 1/2 c plus a little to snack on. The crust was really unique and delicious due to the pecans... everyone kept asking what I had put in the crust. I let the cheesecake rest in the oven for 4 hours and then moved it to the refrigerator. I had to place the pan on a paper towel lined plate since it seemed some of the butter had oozed out and coated the bottom of it... A really really rich, dense deliciously different cheesecake... perfect for a holiday! We all love it! Thanks for a sweet ending to our wonderful Thanksgiving meal!!!

atlfitgirl November 29, 2007

I made this for a co-worker's birthday. He said the only desset he liked was sweet potato pie. I wanted to fix something that would broaden his horizons a little. Unfortunatley, he wouldn't even try it. I am finding out that he's a picky eater, however, the rest of my co-workers thought it was delicious. It was easy to make, I baked the sweet potatoes the day before. I always make a little extra crust when I make cheesecakes, just a personal preference. This would be perfect for a Thanksgiving dessert. Thanks for another great recipe, Kitten. Sue

SweetSueAl September 22, 2007

This cheesecake was delicious, but not visually appealing. Next time I would add orange food coloring to the filling before baking.

Cincichic February 19, 2009

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