Eggnog Cheesecake


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
1 9-inch cheesecake

Make the season merry with eggnog cheesecake! Full of festive flavor, this eggnog cheesecake recipe is the best way to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season.

Eggnog Cheesecake Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this festive eggnog cheesecake recipe:

· For the crust: graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar
· For the filling: cream cheese, sugar, eggnog, all-purpose flour, eggs, rum, and nutmeg

How to Make Eggnog Cheesecake

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make eggnog cheesecake at home:

1. Make and par-bake the graham cracker crust in a springform pan.
2. Process the cream cheese, sugar, eggnog, and flour until smooth.
3. Blend in the remaining ingredients.
4. Pour mixture into the cooled crust.
5. Bake until the cheesecake is firm along the edges.

slice of eggnog cheesecake with whipped cream and a candy cane garnish

How to Store Eggnog Cheesecake

Allow the cheesecake to cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container or cover it tightly with storage wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I've made this cheesecake every holiday season for years, it's amazing," says scrgrl75. "People that don't like eggnog LOVE it! The only thing I do differently is I use crushed ginger snap cookies for the crust instead of graham crackers."

"I wouldn't change a thing," according to Erica Troxel Procter. "I put a little nutmeg on top before I cooked it. It was a hit. Very creamy and delicious!"

"My whole family thinks this is the best dessert ever," raves Janice James. "Made it exactly as the recipe says and served it with whipped cream. My food processor is too small to make it in, so I used my hand mixer."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams



  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3/4 cup eggnog

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons rum

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Make the crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar together in a medium bowl until well combined.

    graham crust ingredients in bowl

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  3. Press graham mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

    stamping graham crust in pan

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  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; transfer the pan to a wire rack and allow crust to cool. Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

    baked graham crust in pan

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  5. While the crust is cooling, make the filling: Combine cream cheese, sugar, eggnog, and flour in a food processor; process until smooth. Blend in eggs, rum, and nutmeg.

    eggnog cheesecake batter

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  6. Pour eggnog mixture into cooled crust.

    cheesecake batter in pan

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  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) and continue to bake until edges are puffed and surface is firm except for a small spot in the center that will jiggle when the pan is gently shaken, about 45 minutes. Loosen the sides of the springform pan; let cheesecake cool before removing the rim completely.

    baked cheesecake overhead shot

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  8. Enjoy!

    a close up view of a single slice of eggnog cheesecake plated and topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
19g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 88mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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