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Egg Nog Cheesecake

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Egg Nog Cheesecake

Love egg nog? Love cheesecake? Make my Eggnog Cheesecake and indulge in both! This is the perfect make-ahead dessert for your holiday festivities. 12 servings

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 30 min
  • Servings 0

Egg Nog Cheesecake  

As prepared by Baked Bree

I love eggnog and I love cheesecake.


So I figured the best thing would be to combine the two—it’s just the responsible thing to do!

During the holidays, I feel like I have to bring a dessert someplace just about every day. I love making cheesecake because A) people go crazy for cheesecake B) you need to make it ahead of time and it makes me feel like I am being way organized by not rushing around the kitchen an hour before I need to be at said event and C) it freezes really well so I can make a few at a time and thaw them as I need them.

This cheesecake was by far the most perfect one I have ever made. No cracks, perfect texture, and absolutely delicious! Here’s how to make it.

 

Combining graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar

Start by combining graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar.

 

Pressing into bottom of springform pan

Press it into the bottom of a springform pan. I like to use a measuring cup to level it out. I wrap my pan with tin foil to make sure that it doesn’t leak or get wet when baking—more on that in a minute. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

 

Processing the cream cheese, sugar, and flour

I like to use my food processor for cheesecake, but you could also use an electric mixer.  Process the cream cheese, sugar, and flour until smooth.

 

Adding the eggs, eggnog, rum, and nutmeg

Add the eggs, eggnog, rum, and nutmeg.

 

Smooth mixture after adding eggs, eggnog, rum, and nutmeg

Pulse until well combined.

 

Pan in roasting pan

Place the pan in a roasting pan.

 

Batter poured over the crust.

Pour the batter over the crust.

 

Roasting pan in the oven, with boiling water poured halfway up the sides of the pan

Place the roasting pan in the oven and pour boiling water halfway up the sides of the pan.

 

Baked cheesecake

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until set. The middle will have a little jiggle, but the top of the cheesecake will have a matte finish. Take the cake out of the oven and out of the water. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove the ring and cool for 1 hour. Chill in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.

 

Egg Nog Cheesecake, ready to eat

There! A perfect holiday dessert to make your gathering just a little more festive.

 

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Egg Nog Cheesecake

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups graham cracker crumbs
6
tablespoons melted butter
1/4
cup sugar
3
8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1
cup sugar
3
tablespoons flour
2
whole eggs
3/4
cup eggnog
3
tablespoons spiced rum
1/4
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Wrap a 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar in a small bowl. Press into the bottom on the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • 3 Beat cream cheese, sugar, and flour with an electric mixer or food processor until smooth. Add eggs, eggnog, rum, and nutmeg. Beat until combined.
  • 4 Place the pan in a roasting pan. Pour hot water halfway up the sides of the pan.
  • 5 Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the center is set. Remove the pan from the water and cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Loosen the ring of the pan and cool for 1 hour. Chill for 6 hours or overnight before serving.
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