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Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Graham Cracker CrustOrange-hued sweet potatoes are a delectable addition to cheesecake. The rich, buttery flavor, and the smooth texture are perfect. This is a good pick for the fall or winter table.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 pounds orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
3 (8-ounce) containers fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/3 cup non-fat sour cream
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix together graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 1/2-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool. Don't turn the oven off.
  2. Place potatoes in a baking dish. Bake until a knife inserted in center goes through easily, about 1 hour. Don't turn oven off. Cool sweet potatoes enough to handle, peel, and purée.
  3. Transfer 1 1/2 cups of sweet potato purée to a large bowl. Mix in cream cheese, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, sour cream and 1/4 cup half-and-half; beat until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, blending well after each. Season with cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour filling into crust.
  4. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, 1 hour. Turn off the oven. Let cake stand 1 hour in oven with door ajar. Cool to room temperature, and refrigerate to chill.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 230; Calories from Fat: 60; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 440mg; Total Carbs: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 12g.

Exchanges Per Serving: 2 Starches, 1 Very Lean Meat, 1 Fat.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.