Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review

A few years back, my mom and I were watching one of those “best of” travel food shows. Brown Betty Bakery was one of the restaurants featured.

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Uttori Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review
Sweet Potato Cheesecake. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwaysuttori.com.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 80 minutes
Passive Time 2.25 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Mashed Potatoes
Cheese Cake
Sour Cream Topping
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 80 minutes
Passive Time 2.25 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Mashed Potatoes
Cheese Cake
Sour Cream Topping
Sweet Potato Cheesecake. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwaysuttori.com.
Instructions
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  1. To make the mashed sweet potatoes, preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and rub the skins with oil.
    Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwaysuttori.com
  2. Roast the potatoes until tender when pierced with a fork, 50-55 minutes. Set the potatoes aside until they are cool enough to handle. Using a knife remove the skin of the sweet potatoes and place the flesh of the potatoes in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
    Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwaysuttori.com
  3. Beat the potato flesh on medium high speed to remove the pulp, about 1 minute. Push the flesh through a fine mesh strainer over a medium bowl. Set aside. Reduce the oven temperature to 175 F.
    Mashed Potato. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwaysuttori.com
Crust
  1. To prepare the crust, in a small bowl, use your fingers to mix the crumbs, butter, and superfine sugar until blended. Firmly press the crumb mixture onto the bottom, and 2 inches up the sides, of the prepared pan. Refrigerate the crust while preparing the filling.
Filling
  1. To prepare the filling, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the brown sugar and beat on low speed until smooth. Scrape the bowl. Add the mashed sweet potatoes, beat on medium speed until well blended. Add the eggs, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla and beat until well blended.
    Filling. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwysuttori.com
  2. Increase the oven temperate to 440 F. Place a baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven to catch any drippings. Lightly coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  3. Pour the batter into the crust and bake 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 250 F and bake until the filling is set, 80-85 minutes longer.
    Ready-to-bake. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review.Alwaysuttori.com
  4. First Bake. Photo Credit: Always Uttori.Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwaysuttori.com
Sour Cream Topping
  1. Meanwhile, prepare the sour cream topping. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream, superfine sugar, and vanilla to blend. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    Sour Cream Mix. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwaysuttori.com.
  2. Immediately spread the sour cream topping quickly and evenly over the cake. Return the cake to the oven. Increase the oven temperature to 350 F and bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes; do not let the topping brown.
    Sour Cream Topped. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwaysuttori.com
  3. Remove the cake from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Remove the pan sides from the cake. Use a large cake spatula to remove the cake from the bottom of the spring-form pan and transfer it to a cake plate. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.
    Sweet Potato Cheesecake. Photo Credit: Always Uttori. Girl + Food: Sweet Potato Cheesecake + Brown Betty Cookbook Review. Alwaysuttori.com.