Rating: 4.36 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Sweet potato pie and cheesecake combined. My family loves sweet potato pie and cheese cake so I combined them!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
1 hr 10 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
4 hrs 25 mins
total:
6 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 9 inch springform pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • To Make Crust: In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest and 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in coconut. Mix together egg yolk and water; stir into flour mixture. Form dough into ball.

  • Press slightly less than half the mixture onto the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with the sides removed. Place on shallow baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool. Attach sides onto pan and press remaining mixture all the way up the sides of the pan; set aside.

  • To Make Filling: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, 1 tablespoon orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until smooth. Blend in sweet potatoes and eggs. Stir in heavy cream. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Place pan in a shallow baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 65 to 70 minutes or until center of the pie is nearly set.

  • Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small spatula or knife, loosen the crust from the sides of the pan; cool for an additional 30 minutes. Remove sides of the pan and allow pie to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 26.7g; fat 24.3g; cholesterol 125.4mg; sodium 199.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Very good and not too sweet. I replaced the crust with a gingersnap/graham cracker crust. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
Either we didn't follow recipe completely or something was missing. It just didn't taste like cheesecake. Tasted more like pumpkin pie! Maybe too much flour or not enough heavy cream. Read More
(15)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2003
Very good and not too sweet. I replaced the crust with a gingersnap/graham cracker crust. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2003
This was a good recipe; I made this for Thanksgiving dessert. The biggest challenge was the crust--it was difficult to spread the crust on the bottom of the pan, and then later on, the sides. I think it could have cooked longer than the suggested 70 minutes. I know the recipe said cook until set, but I thought it was set at 70 minutes. Would recommend this only to experienced cooks due to the crust factor! Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
04/10/2003
Either we didn't follow recipe completely or something was missing. It just didn't taste like cheesecake. Tasted more like pumpkin pie! Maybe too much flour or not enough heavy cream. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2003
The orange and lemon zests were the enjoyment of the cheesecake as they 'cut' the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. An excellent finished product that was light to the taste and tummy. Directions presented the entire picture and were easy to follow. I brought the cheesecake to work for 'testing.' Nary a crumb left and two requests for the recipe. Great product... Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2003
i made this potato cheesecake for a last minute christmas party and the whole family devouered it. i should have made more. yes it might look like alot of work but its real easy to make as well as fun. i completely recomend this recipe for everyone to try. the crust alone is scrumptious. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2003
I made this recipe for a farewell party. At first nobody wanted to try a slice because of the sweet potatoes but at the end of the party everyone was asking for the recipe. I loved it myself and will add it to my favorite to make list. Derril Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2005
I have made this recipe several times and everyone I know loves it even a good friend who does not like sweet potatoes! The crust does pose a challenge so the past couple of times I used a pre-made graham cracker crust which yields three pies. I also added a little bit of lemon juice (not too much). I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2006
Love this cheesecake. I made it once 4 years ago and everyone loved it. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2005
I have been making this cheesecake every holiday season for birthdays and special events in the family. Everyone Loves it and can't get enough. I did have to change the crust to a ginger spice cookie & gramb cracker mix. Mind you it was still very good and everyone loved it with the original crust it just made it easier because I've had to make so many. Read More
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