Around this time of year, it’s pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere! While I’ve grown fond of incorporating it into dishes like my pumpkin maple baked oatmeal or the super popular chai-spiced pumpkin snickerdoodles, I was raised on team sweet potato so that’s where my loyalty lies by default. If you’re team sweet potato, too, this sweet potato cheesecake is for you! If you’re team pumpkin, check out the perfect pumpkin cheesecake I shared last Fall. Thanksgiving is fast-approaching (where did this whole year go?!) and so my wheels are turning for dishes to grace our table. The turkey and sides are pretty routine but the desserts are where I get to play around and experiment a bit. That’s how this particular recipe came about last year. This sweet potato cheesecake is a classic dessert with a couple of easy seasonal twists. The first is real bits of roasted sweet potato mixed right into the cheesecake batter.
The next little twist is a spiced graham cracker crust. Cinnamon and ginger are baked in to create crazy good aromas while baking and they perfectly complement the sweet potato flavor in the cheesecake. You can probably accomplish similar flavors by just using cinnamon graham crackers and adding the ginger.
Each year, I focus on a piece of Fall produce during the month of October. Last year was apple, before that was pumpkin, and, of course, this year is sweet potato! We started out with a spicy chipotle skillet meal, then these salted caramel sweet potato blondies, and now the sweet potato cheesecake you see here. Keep scrolling for the printable recipe and links to a few other sweet potato recipes from years past.
Next week, we’re closing out October with one more sweet potato dish. 🙂 Save this recipe for your Turkey Day table and check back for more Thanksgiving-ready recipes throughout November. Thanks for reading!
- Sweet Potato Praline Bread Pudding
- Fresh Sweet Potato Pancakes
- Best Breakfast Hash
- Crispy Potato Breakfast Bake
- Alternative Baked Potatoes
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries