Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: "Sweet Potato Cheesecake!"

Every year for the holiday I like to find something different to introduce to the family.  Last year we busted out some caramel cheesecake bites and this year we're going to attempt sweet potato ones.  Since I can remember, my family has always had sweet potato's for Thanksgiving in the form of pies and a soufflé.  When my grandmother from Georgia passed away she handed to sweet potato baton to my younger sister who generally cooks very traditional meals. 

These little golden nuggets of fantastic-ness can't be described any other way.  The sweet potato flavor balances the sharp cream cheese flavors nicely and the hint of cinnamon gives a warmth that is perfect for cold weather. After a big holiday meal, it is always good to have something sweet, but I don't want a huge piece after I've already stuffed myself into silliness  on dinner. These bites are great because people can have as much or as little as they want. Also, no slicing. You could make them in normal sized cupcake tins instead of mini muffin tins - just add more time in the oven. Enjoy!

  • 2 1/2 cups ginger snaps
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • In food processor combine crushed wafers and butter.
  • Press 1 tsp. of the mixture firmly into very well greased mini muffin tins and chill for 1 hour.
  • Cover each sweet potato with foil and roast in the oven at 350 for an hour, until the inside is very tender.
  • Puree cooked sweet potatoes in the food processor until smooth.
  • Whip cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon together until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs just until combined.
  • Stir in pureed sweet potatoes and sour cream.
  • Scoop smooth, cream cheese mixture into the mini muffin cups. They won't really rise or fall so you can just fill the cups to the top.
  •  Bake the cheesecakes in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until cheesecake is just set.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack and allow to cool completely in the fridge (20-30 minutes) until you try to remove them from the muffin pan.
Keep covered in plastic wrap in the fridge until you are ready to serve them!

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