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Description: Sweet potato cheesecake is a delicious, healthy alternative to traditional cheesecake. Made with sweet potatoes, cream cheese, and spices, it is a perfect dessert for any fall occasion and thanksgiving day. It is easy to make and is sure to please everyone at your next gathering! Plus, it is customizable which can make it a vegan option. 

 

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sweet potato cheesecake

 

Is there anything better than cheesecake? Sweet, creamy, and delicious, it’s no wonder this dessert is a favorite for so many people. In this blog post, we’re going to show you how to make a sweet potato cheesecake that is absolutely irresistible. With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time in the kitchen, you can have an amazing dessert that everyone will love.

 

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

 

Health benefits of sweet potato

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packed with health benefits

 

Everyone knows that sweet potatoes are delicious but what you may not know is that they are also packed with health benefits, including…

 

  • It can help improve your cardiovascular health, eye health, and digestion.
  • Improved blood sugar control, reduced inflammation, and protection against cancer.
  • Low in calories and fat, making them a healthy choice for people trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

 

Therefore, eating sweet potatoes can help you stay healthy while you enjoy a variety of culinary dishes just like this sweet potato cheesecake. You will love this dessert as much as I do.

 

A dessert that everyone will love!

 

This sweet potato cheesecake is not just healthy but they are versatile in this cheesecake dessert, you will love this as they are…

 

  • Sweet, creamy, and delicious.
  • A perfect treat for the fall season and thanksgiving day.
  • Easy to make with a few simple ingredients.
  • It can be converted to a vegan option and the ingredients in the plant-based version can be used in its place.

 

Keep reading and we’re going to show you how to make a sweet potato cheesecake that is absolutely irresistible.

 

So what are you waiting for? Let us gather the ingredients first!

 

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Ingredients tips and substitution!

 

Sweet potato cheesecake requires a few ingredients that are already in your pantry. In this blog post, I’ll let you know the tips and substitutions of each ingredient.

 

For the crust, you will need graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and salt. If graham cracker is not your thing, feel free to substitute it into ginger snap cookies. they are also a great alternative for graham crackers.

 

For the cheesecake, you also need cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, kosher salt, sour cream, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and roasted sweet potato puree.

 

For the topping, this is a great addition so don’t skip this part, gather the dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, kosher salt, and all-purpose flour.

 

Ingredients Tip
  • To make this gluten-free alternatively use certified gluten-free flour.
  • I suggest using ginger snap cookies as they are full of fall flavors.

 

To make it vegan, just substitute!

 

I mentioned that this cheesecake can be made into a vegan but they are optional. This is just in case you are on a diet and love to bake or something want to eat a healthy dessert.

 

  • Cream cheese, sour cream, & butter: You may use a homemade or storebought one that is vegan and dairy-free.
  • Eggs: Alternatively use 1 tbsp of flax seeds and stir them into 3 tbsp of water.
  • Sugar: There is an available in the supermarket and look for raw or organic sugar.
  • Graham cracker or ginger snap: They are also available in the supermarket and also you can use homemade.

 

The remaining ingredients are already vegan, and no need to substitute. Please note that this is optional, you can still make this sweet potato cheesecake according to the original ingredients.

 

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Cheesecake is all you need! 

 

This sweet potato cheesecake is all you need during the fall season even on thanksgiving day! A cheesecake that is full of fall flavorings. Can’t wait t have this on your table?

 

So, in this section, I will teach you how to make this healthy and delicious sweet potato cheesecake that will truly be a blockbuster dessert served on your table.

 

To make a crust, in a food processor, pulse the graham crackers or gingersnaps and season with kosher salt. Pulse until they become crumbs and transfer into a spring form pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.

 

To make a filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese then add the eggs, sugar, vanilla, extract, salt, sour cream, maple syrup, and cinnamon until smooth then add the sweet potato puree until everything is incorporated, and bake for at least 1 hour.

 

To make toppings, stir together the dark and granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter until fully combined then add them to flour.

 

For the toppings, over the cooled baked cheesecake, set the toppings on top and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours.

 

There you have it! You now have sweet potato cheesecake on your table! Share them and indulge in fall flavorings.

 

If you have a question about this recipe please comment below and share your experience!

 

Recipe Note
  • If desired to make this vegan, just substitute the ingredients I mentioned with the same instructions.
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Try this sweet potato cheesecake now as they are decadent and the perfect treat for the fall season and on thanksgiving day. Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below, and don’t forget to rate us with a star.

 

Try this sweet potato cheesecake!

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Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Sweet potato cheesecake is a delicious, healthy alternative to traditional cheesecake. Made with sweet potatoes, cream cheese, and spices, it is a perfect dessert for any occasion. It is easy to make and is sure to please everyone at your next gathering! Plus, it is customizable which can make it a vegan option.
Prep Time 40 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 40 mins
Course Cheesecake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 7 Yields
Calories 718 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • 1 cup gingersnaps or graham crackers
  • 1/3 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 stick butter melted, or use vegan butter

Cheesecake:

  • 1 cup cream cheese softened, or vegan cream cheese
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature or alternatively use 1 tbsp of flax seeds and stir into 3 tbsp of water
  • 6 oz sugar granulated, or organic, raw
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract pure
  • 1/3 tsp kosher salt
  • 6-7 oz. sour cream room temperature, or vegan sour cream
  • 2 oz. maple syrup pure
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg ground
  • 1 1/2 oz. sweet potatoes roasted and pureed

Toppings:

  • 6 oz. sugar dark brown, or use raw sugar
  • 2 oz. sugar granulated
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/3 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 sticks butter or use vegan if preferred
  • 14 oz. all-purpose flour or use certified gluten-free flour

Instructions
 

Sweet Potato Cheesecake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease the springform pan.
  • In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers or gingersnaps and season with kosher salt. Pulse until they become crumbs.
  • Transfer them into a spring-form pan and bake for 10–12 minutes or until the crust becomes golden brown. Let it cool and set them aside.
  • Meanwhile, make a cream cheese filling, in a large mixing bowl combine all the cheesecake ingredients until everything is incorporated.
  • Pour the cream cheese filling into the cooled baked crust and bake again for at least 1 hour.
  • Make the topping, by stirring together the dark and granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter until fully combined, then add them to the flour.
  • Over the cooled baked cheesecake set the toppings on top, and refrigerate for at least 5-6 hours. Enjoy!

Notes

Ingredients Tip
  • Alternatively, to make this gluten-free, use certified gluten-free flour.
  • I suggest using ginger snap cookies as they are full of fall flavors.
Recipe Note
  • If desired to make this vegan, just substitute the ingredients I mentioned with the same instructions.

Nutrition

Calories: 718kcalCarbohydrates: 123gProtein: 12gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 568mgPotassium: 268mgFiber: 3gSugar: 67gVitamin A: 1570IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 4mg
Keyword cheesecake, fall season, sweet potato, sweet potato cheesecake, thanksgiving day, vegan option
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To Wrap It All Up

 

So, there you have it! A delicious and healthy sweet potato cheesecake that everyone will love. This recipe is perfect for any occasion, and can easily be made vegan by substituting a few ingredients. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. Please share your comments below and let us know how it turns out for you!

 

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