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Fruit & Vegetable Recipes II by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, public domain government resource—original source of recipe


Graham Cracker-Pecan Crust

  • 2 cups graham crackers crumbs, fine
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup pecans finely chopped



  1. Combine crust ingredients well and press into a 10-inch spring-form pan.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and eggs until smooth; beat in flour, cinnamon, and ginger.
  3. Beat cream and well-mashed sweet potatoes in on medium speed of a hand held mixer just until well-combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared crust.
  5. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes; lower heat to 275°F and bake 1 hour more.
  6. Turn heat off and leave in the oven to cool for several hours, or cool on a wire rack.
  7. Serve with sweetened whipped cream or caramel topping.