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Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Contributed by: NAPSA

An Easy Dessert That's Good For You (NAPSA) - Sweet potatoes (yams) are not only delicious, but are good for you, too. They contain vitamins A, C and B6, beta-carotene, iron, potassium and fiber. Sweet potatoes are also low in fat and sodium. In fact, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) named sweet potatoes the #1 most nutritious vegetable. Which means you can eat a dessert made with sweet potatoes and feel good about it.


  • 2 (8 oz.) packages light cream cheese
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 (15 oz.) can sweet potatoes (yams), drained and mashed or 1 cup fresh sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 in.) prepared reduced fat graham cracker crust


Blend cream cheese and yogurt on medium speed until creamy.

Add sweet potatoes and brown sugar; mix well. Add egg and egg white; beat on low after each addition. Blend in vanilla. Spoon mixture into crust.

Bak% at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and cool. Refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.

Serving Size: Makes 10 to 12 servings

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