Sweet Potato Cheesecake Squares

If you're looking for a Thanksgiving dessert that travels well, try this sweet potato cheesecake baked in a rectangular pan. The spiced filling is topped with a yummy white chocolate layer and crunchy granola.

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Squares
Servings: 12 Yield: 12 squares Prep 15 mins Chill 3 hrs Bake 350°F 46 mins

Ingredients

Crust:
  • 1 18 1/4 ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
Filling:
  • 1 15 ounce can sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping:
  • 1 1/4 cups oats-and-honey granola
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Crust:

2. Beat cake mix, butter and egg in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. With floured fingers, press evenly into bottom of prepared pan; set aside.

Filling:

3. Blend sweet potatoes, cream cheese, egg, 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 cup of the sugar in a food processor until smooth. Spread evenly over crust.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 34 to 36 minutes or until just set.

5. While cheesecake is baking, combine sour cream, chocolate chips, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Spread over hot cheesecake and return to oven. Bake at 350 degrees F for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and gently spread slightly melted chips over cake. Cool completely.

Topping:

6. Combine granola and 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Sprinkle over cheesecake and gently press into filling. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 hours, or until chilled. Dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 617, Fat, total (g): 36, chol. (mg): 91, sat. fat (g): 19, carb. (g): 69, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 400, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.