A simple easy-to-make cheesecake served with a yummy Pecan Caramel Sauce. It's perfect for holiday get-togethers.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). In a large bowl, mix together 1/4 cup melted butter, wafer crumbs, and white sugar. Press firmly on the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

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  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Mix in eggs one at a time, blending well after each. Stir in 1/4 cup rum, vanilla extract, and nutmeg. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until set. Cool for about 5 minutes, then run a knife blade carefully around the inside rim of the pan to loosen the cake from the sides. Cool in the pan to room temperature, then refrigerate until completely chilled. Remove from pan before serving.

  • In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in 1 cup of water. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and add 2 tablespoons dark rum. Cool. Just before serving, stir in pecans. Serve sauce with cheesecake.

Nutrition Facts

549.8 calories; 9.7 g protein; 44.2 g carbohydrates; 134.5 mg cholesterol; 325.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
this is a holiday keeper!! it was very tasty it tastes just like the eggnog that you pour into a glass very easy to make mistake proof! i made 2 in the same day and took 1 to work my co-workers loved it gave away 3 recipes for it(thats always a good indication) A HOLIDAY TRADITION HAS BEGUN!! p.s. try CHOCOLATE nilla wafers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2002
I was disappointed with this recipe. The flavor of the cheesecake was OK the sauce was sort of bland. The directions did not indicate greasing the springform pan so I didn't. The crust (which was tasty) stuck to the pan. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2002
I was disappointed with this recipe. The flavor of the cheesecake was OK the sauce was sort of bland. The directions did not indicate greasing the springform pan so I didn't. The crust (which was tasty) stuck to the pan. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
this is a holiday keeper!! it was very tasty it tastes just like the eggnog that you pour into a glass very easy to make mistake proof! i made 2 in the same day and took 1 to work my co-workers loved it gave away 3 recipes for it(thats always a good indication) A HOLIDAY TRADITION HAS BEGUN!! p.s. try CHOCOLATE nilla wafers. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2004
This was a GREAT hit! Perfect cheesecake for the holidays. everyone wanted the recipe and there was no pieces left. When I made the second I found it and the rum sauce tasted even better the next day. next time I make this for company I will make the previous day. Thank you for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2004
So good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2011
This is an excellent cheesecake for Christmas. I omitted the brown sugar glaze and added green and red edible glitter. The church people loved it and disappeared like a miracle. Thank you JJOHN32. RUDYM. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
I added a bit more nutmeg and got rave reviews! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2020
This cheesecake was wonderful. Easy to make and even without eggnog in it with the dark rum and nutmeg it is awesome. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2015
Instead of eggnog I use eggnog coffee creamer Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2019
May have to grease pan. Used some crushed pecans in crust. I used 2 cream cheese and added cinnamon and nutmeg and 1 cup eggnog and only 2 tblsp rum Read More