Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Recipe by LizCl
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • Stir flour, 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and the egg yolk mixture to form a ball. Pat about 2/3 rds of the dough on bottom only of 10 inch springform pan (with side removed) to make bottom crust 1/8 inch thick.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until crust just begins to brown around edge.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  • Attach side to pan. Pat remaining dough about 1 inch up inside of pan.
  • Beat sweet potatoes, 1 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon nutmeg and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed until blended; set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar at medium speed about 1 minute or until smooth.
  • Beat in sweet potato mixture on low speed about 1 minute until blended.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • Pour batter into springform pan.
  • Place springform pan in larger pan.
  • Pour very hot water into larger pan to 1/3 the height of springform. pan. Bake 1 hour 30 minutes or until center is set, adding very hot water to larger pan as needed.
  • Pecan Crumb Topping.
  • Mix flour, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon in small bowl until crumbly. Stir in pecans.
  • Sprinkle Pecan Crumb Topping over cheesecake.
  • Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is set.
  • Cool.