Roasted Sweet-Potato Cheesecake with Maple Cream

  • coastalsusan Posted: 11/08/08
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    I have made this recipe several times. Everybody LOVES it! I brought it to a Christmas dinner and one guest asked for only a small piece, but when she had a bite she asked for more confessing she doesn't like cheesecake but this cheesecake was good. This is the best cheesecake I have ever had. I make it every Fall. No wonder it won the recipe contest grand prize.

  • gypseasoul Posted: 11/16/08
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    I made this last year and it was incredible! Everyone loved the different spin on sweet potatoes and dessert. I am making it tomorrow for an office party on Monday.

  • joyfullytired Posted: 06/02/09
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    I made this dairy free and didn't tell my husband what it was until AFTER he ate it...no dairy and sweet potatoes...and he loved it. LOVED it! It's definitly on my fav list.

  • Dave1042 Posted: 11/28/08
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    I did not make this, I was served it at Thanksgiving dinner at a friend's house. I could not believe how good this was. The next time I need to bring dessert to a dinner, I'm bringing this.

  • lauraanaya Posted: 11/25/08
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    Definitely a keeper!!...make it a day ahead...all the flavors come through the next day...the only thing i would change would be to make more crust to push up the sides of the cheesecake... current crust recipe is just enough for the bottom of the cheesecake.

  • MariaRDH Posted: 12/03/08
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    This was a fairly easy recipe, and a HUGE hit! We served 12 people very easily with leftovers. I will definitely make it again. I served it after Thanksgiving dinner, and my guests loved it. I placed a slice of cheesecake on the plate, drizzled a very little bit of maple syrup back & forth over the slice, topped with a dollop of maple whipped cream, and added a slice of star fruit nestled (standing up) in the dollop of whipped cream. Delicious and beautiful! Maria, CA

  • Murph1004 Posted: 12/16/08
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    I have never made a cheesecake before, but this sounded wonderful, so I had to try. I didn't have the correct pan, but followed the directions using a regular pie dish and it came out perfectly anyway. Everyone raved about it and it was gone when the day was over. My aunt liked it so much, she purchased the correct pans for me so that I can make it again for the next family get together. I will definitely make it again. Oh, when I made this, I was also making an apple pie, a sweet potato casserole and a sweet potato pie...that is a lot to take on if this is your first time making a cheesecake. I would suggest just tackling the cheesecake your first time out. Also, double the maple cream recipe. My family went through that well before the cheesecake was finished.

  • TroyEP Posted: 11/13/09
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    This is one of the best cheesecake recipes I've ever tried, rich, creamy and not too sweet. (I even tried it once with sucralose instead of sugar as I am diabetic, and could not tell the difference). This is always a hit whenever I make it. Very easy and the roasted sweet potatoes make it very rich. The maple cream is the perfect complement, but the cheesecake is great without it.

  • lamdurica Posted: 11/15/09
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    Served it in Nov to another family with teenage kids. Everyone loved it.... then I told them it was with sweet potatos.... It is going into my Favorites. I may also try it with pumpkin. I used canned sweet potatos (yams). My grocery store sells another potato labeled "sweet potato" which is white, while the orange ones are called "yams".

  • washbabe Posted: 11/22/10
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    This is THE most requested dish at my family's Thanksgiving get together. It is not too super sweet and is really moist. MY young children love it and I know they are getting something good out of the sweet potatoes! IT really is an outstanding dessert! It does take a while to make from start to finish. Plan on making this a day or two ahead.

  • foodforliving Posted: 11/26/09
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    This delectable cheesecake is the perfect autumnal dessert for Thanksgiving! Family and friends raved about the flavor and light consistency. I used neufchatel cream cheese and subbed in 2% Greek yogurt for the sour cream with excellent results. This sweet potato cheesecake just might become a new annual harvest tradition!

  • Islandbear Posted: 11/20/10
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    I have made this every year for 4 years, and I am now required to make it every Thanksgiving. When in Hawaii I made it with Okinowan (PURPLE) sweet potatoes. If you can find purple yams, DO use them, and the cake comes a fabulous Violet Color with the same amazing roasted flavor.

  • ChefLee Posted: 11/26/11
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    I got sooooo many compliments on this cheesecake that I HAD to write a review! I gave my man and his brother some of the cake and it has gone viral to the point that his mother is anticipating trying it for Christmas! I stuck exactly to the recipe. The preparation was simple, but after I had already put the cheesecake in the pan and filled the roasting pan with water, I realized that it was supposed to be boiling water and not faucet water. I proceeded to bake it anyway without the boiling water for 55 minutes; it wasn't done. My assumption is that it was due to me not putting boiling water in the roasting pan? So I ended up baking it a lot longer, seemed like 2 hours! I had to keep checking it with a toothpick to see if it came out clean b/c it seemed undone and to "liquidy" inside the cake. But once it was finally done baking, I cooled it, and refrigerated it for about 5 hours. OMG! It was cheesecake greatness!!! And the maple cream complimented it so well. GREAT RECIPE!

  • lrtweedy Posted: 12/26/11
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    This was delicious!

  • kns215 Posted: 03/23/12
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    Followed recipe almost exactly excep I got a different maple pecan topping elsewhere. It turned out nicely and everyone like them. It's a little sweet for my family's tasting, but oh well once in a while it's OKAY to go beyond your limit. ;) I wish I took some pictures as they turne dout really great looking too! Next time I'm goign to puree sweet potato more thoroughly as saw few pieces of sweet potato in my cake.

  • lhc815 Posted: 11/12/12
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    delicious and easy to make! i used reduced fat cream cheese which made it light & fluffy. sweet potato is very subtle, but adds flavor. for the maple whipped topping, I recommend using less than the 1/4 cup of maple syrup called for in the recipe.

  • Miriamlaverne Posted: 11/22/13
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    I have made this recipe around Thanksgiving every year since it came out in 2008. We are living in Russia this year, and having a low-key celebration, and you know what my family wants more than turkey? You guessed it. The ingredients were a challenge to source but it was well worth it. This cheesecake is a family tradition worth taking around the world!

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