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Sweet Potato New York Style Cheesecake

Sweet Potato New York Style Cheesecake

  • Author: Eric
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


You’ll love my Sweet Potato Cheesecake! This baked New York style cheesecake is rich with a dense, smooth, and creamy texture. Perfect during the holidays.



Sweet Potato Mixture:

  • 2 cup Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp Butter Melted

Crust Mixture:

  • 8.8 oz Biscoff Cookies
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 8 tbsp Butter Melted

Cheesecake Mixture:

  • (4) 8 oz Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 7 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Creme Fraiche
  • 1/4 cup Pastry Flour
  • 6 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 8 Large Organic Eggs


  1. Begin making the crust by blending the Biscoff cookies then adding to a large bowl. Add sugar and melted butter to the bowl and stir until it begins to slightly bind. Add crust mixture to the bottom of a springform (paid link) baking pan then spread evenly ensuring the crust is flat.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and bake crust for 10 minutes. Set to side when done.
  3. While the crust is baking, peel the sweet potatoes and chop into cubes then boil for 25 to 30 minutes. Strain and add to a large bowl. Add all sweet potato mixture ingredients into the bowl of sweet potatoes and mix well.
  4. For the cheesecake mixture, make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature then add to a large bowl. Add sugar to the cream cheese and begin to mix until smooth. Add the pastry flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, 2 cups of sweet potato mixture, and vanilla extract then mix well. Do not over blend.
  5. Add the eggs into the bowl one at a time slightly blending after each egg is added then add the Creme Fraiche. Blend until mixed well.
  6. Pour cream cheese mixture onto the crust and spread evenly.
  7. Cover the bottom exterior part of the baking pan with foil. Place pan into slightly larger baking pan. Add an inch of water into a third larger rectangular baking pan. This prevents the cheesecake from cracking while baking.
  8. Adjust the oven temperature to 325 degrees and place cheesecake baking pans (with water on the bottom pan) into the oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  9. Once the baking is complete, remove from oven and allow with to cool for 30. Remove from water and cool for 30 more minutes.
  10. Place in refrigerator for at least 8 hours. Serve cool.


You can substitute graham crackers for the Biscoff cookies.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Southern


  • Calories: 841
  • Fat: 67.1g

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