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Galatoire's Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Galatoire's Sweet Potato Cheesecake

This yummy cheesecake would make an excellent choice for a Thanksgiving dessert.

Recipe Ingredients

For the crust

For the cheesecake filling

For the topping

Method

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix Graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter until combined. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake until set but not brown, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, and cool.
  5. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Add sugar and brown sugar, beating until smooth.
  7. Add sweet potatoes, eggs, evaporated milk, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg, beating until well combined. Pour into crust.
  8. Bake until edge is set, 55 to 60 minutes.
  9. Whisk sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract to combine. Spread over warm cheesecake.
  10. Return to oven, and bake until just set, 5 minutes.
  11. Cool on wire rack.
  12. Remove side of pan, and chill for a few hours or overnight.

Makes about 12 servings
Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours, plus chilling

Credits: Galatoire's Restaurant

Recipe and photograph used with permission from the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.


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