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Praline-Sweet Potato Cheesecake

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“It's natural for this cheesecake to have cracks on the top, but they will be covered by the buttery praline mixture. As a cheesecake lover, this is a very delicious and different cheesecake, I love it!!”

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  1. FOR THE PRALINE: Coat a 1-inch sheet of auminum foil with cooking spray. Place 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons water, corn syrup, and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla in a small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring as needed to dissolve sugar evenly, about 5 minutes. Continue cooking 5 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat; carefully stir in pecans, 2 tablespoons butter, and salt. Immediately pour onto prepared foil, spreading to a thin layer. Cool completely. Break praline into small pieces. Place in a food processor, and process until ground.
  2. FOR THE CRUST: Combine cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, melted butter and 1 Tbps. water in a bowl. Toss with a fork. Press crumbs in to bottom and up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated iwth cooking spray. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature ot 325°F.
  3. FOR THE FILLING: Place sweet potatoes in food processor; process until smooth. Remove from processor. Combine brown sugar, cheeses, and sour cream in processor; process until smooth. Add puréed potatoes, flour, and the remaining ingredients, and process until smooth. Add one-half of ground praline mixture; plulse 3 times or until blended. Pour filling into crust. Bake 325F fo 55 minutes. Turn off oven. (Do not remove cheesecake from oven). Let cheesecake stand in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill 3 hours or overnight. Sprinkle top with remaining ground praline mixture before serving.

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