Sweet Potato Cheesecake - Quincy Cheek - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Sweet Potato Cheesecake - Quincy Cheek


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. allspice
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 (8 oz.) packages light cream cheese
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 (15 oz.) can sweet potatoes (yams), drained and mashed or 1 cup fresh sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg white
2 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, allspice and butter. Pat into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan or 9-inch pie pan.  In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and yogurt until creamy.  Add sweet potatoes and brown sugar, beating until smooth.  Add egg and  egg white, beating after each addition.  Add vanilla.  Spoon mixture into crust.  Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set.
Remove from oven to cool.  Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.  Makes 10 to 12 servings.

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