Alfonso's Loft-style Sweet Potato Cheesecake


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, baked and peeled
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Whipped cream, sweetened


Mix butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs and press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch spring-form pan. Bake 10 minutes at 350° F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat sweet potatoes until smooth. Add cream cheese and beat until blended. Add remaining ingredients except whipped cream and beat until well mixed. Pour into cooled crust and bake at 350° F for 50 minutes.

Store in refrigerator but let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.

Serve with whipped cream.

Makes 4

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