This is the perfect Christmas cheesecake.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Prepare the crust by mixing together the cookie crumbs, butter and nutmeg. Press into the bottom and 1 1/2 inches up side of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

  • Prepare the filling by combining the cream cheese, sugar, flour, rum, and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, mixing at low speed after each addition just until blended. Blend in whipping cream and egg yolks; pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 70 minutes or until center is almost set.

  • Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; completely cool cake before removing. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before serving. Garnish with whipped topping and ground nutmeg if desired.

Nutrition Facts

949 calories; protein 14.3g; carbohydrates 63.6g; fat 71g; cholesterol 335.8mg; sodium 563.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2006
This is a great cheesecake recipe. Both my husband and myself liked it. However I do not really taste any eggnog flavour. It is just a great basic cheesecake with a little rum flavour. It should be called rum cheesecake. Next time I will try replacing some cream with eggnog and adding some more nutmeg. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2007
This was a good cheesecake. But eggnog? Not really. I told everyone that it was an eggnog cheesecake and then it didn't taste like eggnog at all. It made a liar out of me. It just tasted like cheesecake. Also I would use a 10 inch springform pan because it raised so far above the top of the 9 inch that it cracked. Read More
(7)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2006
This is a great cheesecake recipe. Both my husband and myself liked it. However I do not really taste any eggnog flavour. It is just a great basic cheesecake with a little rum flavour. It should be called rum cheesecake. Next time I will try replacing some cream with eggnog and adding some more nutmeg. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2002
This is the best eggnog chesecake. I had this recipe many years ago and lost it. Now I am a happy camper again and everyone at Christmas will be so happy. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2003
I don't care where this recipe is originally from it was very delicious! A creamy thick cheesecake! Thanks for posting it on this site the ONLY site I use to find recipes!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2007
This was a good cheesecake. But eggnog? Not really. I told everyone that it was an eggnog cheesecake and then it didn't taste like eggnog at all. It made a liar out of me. It just tasted like cheesecake. Also I would use a 10 inch springform pan because it raised so far above the top of the 9 inch that it cracked. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
This cheesecake would have been perfect if I had used actual rum instead of rum extract. Three tablespoons of extract was WAY too much. Don't do what I did! Other than my mistake though this is a good cheesecake recipe. The crust was good and the cake itself didn't crack and had a good heavy texture. I will make it again this Christmas but will either use real rum or only 1 tablespoon of extract. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2006
I've used this recipe before and loved it but I was out of town without my Kraft cookbook and thought that I'd have to find a new eggnog cheesecake that didn't call for eggnog. I was thrilled to find the same recipe here. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2003
I love this recipe!! Very smooth and creamy and so easy to make!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2008
My class making cheese cakes for a fastival.We chose this one to sell. It is delicious to taste and see. It tastes like eggnog that I drink during the holidays. It is spicy and I can taste the nutmeg. Yum! It is going to be huge seller! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2020
This was perfect, I added nutmeg to the crust and I also used just shy 1/2 cup of rum. Drizzled with caramel rum syrup. Read More
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