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Eggnog Cheesecake III

Eggnog Cheesecake III

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Bill Sinclair

This is a delicious cheesecake for eggnog lovers. The secret to a smooth cheesecake is to cream the cream cheese in a food processor for several minutes.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 22g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  5. In a food processor combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and eggnog; process until smooth. Blend in eggs, rum and nutmeg. Pour mixture into cooled crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 250 and bake for 45 minutes, or until center of cake is barely firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and immediately loosen cake from rim. Let cake cool completely before removing the rim.
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Reviews

Jody Campos Dowling
326
1/3/2007

This cheesecake turned out great! The changes I made was to add one cup of eggnog & an extra tablespoon of rum. I also added 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and nutmeg to the crust. I wrapped the bottom of the springform pan with foil and baked it in a water-filled cookie pan. I baked it for the time specified and it came out perfect with no cracks. I followed what someone else said and I beat 1 cup whipping cream with 3 T powdered sugar and then I added 1 tsp. rum extract & 1 tsp. cinnamon. It really added to the eggnog flavor. Also, I microwaved the cream cheese and eggnog just until it was at room temp. and I mixed everything with my kitchenaid stand mixer and this worked very well. I'll definitely be making this every year for the holidays!

Robin F
188
12/26/2007

This cheesecake is FANTASTIC. I used helpful suggestions from the other reviewers to make modifications, and here's my advice: 1. I scaled the recipe down to 11 servings so it used 2 pkgs of cream cheese. I used one pkg of full-fat cream cheese and one pkg of light, and it still tasted wonderfully rich. 3. I added about 3/4 to 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg to the batter, subbed 3/4 tbsp of vanilla extract for the rum (I didn't have any rum on hand), and used 1 cup eggnog. 4. MAKE THIS CHEESECAKE THE DAY BEFORE YOU NEED IT (I can't stress that enough; this recipe improves with time, and the flavor is much better the second day). 5. If you're using a store-bought graham cracker crust, there will be more batter than you need to fill the crust, so look up a "crustless cheesecake" recipe and use those directions for baking the excess batter. 6. Use a water bath (I just filled a cake pan with water and put it on the bottom rack of the oven, below the middle rack where the cheesecake was). 7. When it's finished cooking, turn off the heat, open the oven door a bit, and let it cool in there for a couple hours before refrigerating. This recipe is fantastic - it's definitely going to be an Xmas staple from now on!

CYBERGIFTS
143
1/9/2005

Excellent cheesecake! A great way to use leftover eggnog. I didn't have any rum, so I used vanilla extract instead - it still tasted as if alcohol had been added to it (DELICIOUS!). Since I didn't have a food processor big enough to fit the entire recipe, I used an electric beater. I made sure to beat the cream cheese mixture until very fluffy. It was so fluffy that I thought it would colapse after removing from the oven. To my surprise, it didn't. And, to give it a delicate flavor, I used crushed lady fingers in place of graham crakers. The final result was of a very light and creamy filling over a delicious crust. Perfect for making mini-sized cheesecakes (the kind that you can eat in 2 to 3 bites); a great addition to the finger-food menu of an elegant party.