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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

Crust:
Filling
Garnish (optional):

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 350°F.

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Crust:
  • Crush crackers in plastic bag. Add sugar, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add butter; knead bag to blend. Press over bottom of 9-inch round springform pan.

  • Bake crust in 350°F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Filling:
  • Beat cream cheese in bowl until smooth. Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves in small bowl. Add to cream cheese; beat until smooth. Beat in egg. Beat in eggnog in slow stream. Beat in vanilla. Pour into springform pan; tap pan lightly to release air bubbles.

  • Bake in 350°F oven 1 hour. Remove from oven; spread with sour cream. Bake 5 more minutes. Cool in pan on rack until cool to touch. Refrigerate until serving.

Optional Garnish:
  • Melt chocolate in bowl over saucepan of simmering water. Add nutmeg. Line 8 x 4 x 3-inch loaf pan with foil. Pour chocolate into pan, spreading evenly; cool until firm. Lift out of pan. Make curls, using vegetable peeler. Arrange on top of cake. Reserve remaining bar for snacking.

Nutrition Facts

498 calories; fat 39g; cholesterol 141mg; saturated fat 24g; carbohydrates 31g; protein 9g; sodium 321mg.
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