Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake

Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake
Servings: 12 Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

Crust:
  • 8 boards graham crackers
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
Filling
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups prepared eggnog (with or without alcohol)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
Garnish (optional):
  • 1 package (6 ounces) premium white chocolate baking bars
  • Pinch ground nutmeg

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Crust:

2. 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.

3. Bake crust in 350 degrees F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Filling:

4. 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.

5. Bake in 350 degrees 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:

6. 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

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 498, Fat, total (g): 39, chol. (mg): 141, sat. fat (g): 24, carb. (g): 31, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 9, sodium (mg): 321, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.