You're gonna love my Sweet Potato Cheesecake! And because the holidays are just around the corner, I wanted to come up with a dessert where the sweet potato could shine. This baked New York-style cheesecake is rich with a dense, smooth, and creamy texture.
I had the pleasure of living in New York City some years ago and I learned a lot about the food culture while I was there. The pizza is awesome and we can't argue with that, but one thing you don't hear a lot about is their cheesecake.
Unlike the no-bake version, this New York-style cheesecake is rich and has a dense, smooth, and creamy consistency. Making this style of cheesecake is no easy feat, but as they say, anything worth having is worth putting in the work for, and with this cheesecake work will be required.
I really love sweet potatoes and I do my best to incorporate it into as many recipe ideas that I can. So today I bring to you a new creation called the Sweet Potato New York Style Cheesecake.
The crust for cheesecakes is typically made with graham crackers so I decided to switch it up from the norm and go with Biscoff gourmet cookies instead. if you recall, I used these in a boozy milkshake I shared earlier this summer. This definitely added some great flavors to this already delicious dessert.
I also used lemon zest and blended it with the sweet potato mixture. It brightens the cheesecake up a bit by enhancing and drawing out the sweet potato flavors. This cheesecake will definitely have you wondering where it has been your whole life :).
This recipe does have a few steps to it and you will need to have some patience while making it, but you will thoroughly enjoy the end result. Give this Sweet Potato New York Style Cheesecake a try at the next family gathering and see how much your family will love you for it after.
Have a sweet tooth? Check out these dessert recipes as well:
- Cherry Lemonade Cupcakes
- Sweet Potato Hand Pies
- New Orleans Beignets
- Funnel Cake with Homemade Strawberry Sauce
- Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake