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Mini Sweet Potato Cheesecakes

These are golden nuggets of fantastic-ness. Words can not amply describe what I feel about these cheesecakes. I made one large sweet potato cheesecake for Thanksgiving last year and I wanted to try and make little ones for a my Christmas parties this year.

Ingredients :

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
1 (16 oz.) tub sour cream

Instructions :

1. In food processor combine crushed wafers and butter.
2. Press 1 tsp. of the mixture firmly into very well greased mini muffin tins and chill for 1 hour.
3. Cover each sweet potato with foil and roast in the oven at 350 for an hour, until the inside is very tender.
4. Puree cooked sweet potatoes in the food processor until smooth.
5. Whip cream cheese, sugar, and cinnamon together until fluffy.
6. Beat in eggs just until combined.
7. Stir in pureed sweet potatoes and sour cream.
8. 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.Save9. Fill a casserole dish about 2 inches of hot water and put in the oven while it is preheating and leave it in there while the cheesecakes bake. This will make steam in the oven to keep them moist. Bake the cheesecakes in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until cheesecake is just set.
10. 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. You can top them with Ready Whip if you want. Be careful…they will go F-A-S-T!

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?