Eggnog Cheesecake is an excellent dessert for the holiday season. The creamy and rich cheesecake is made with eggnog, which provides a festive flavor that is perfect for Christmas. The cheesecake is topped with a delicious whipped cream that is flavored with nutmeg, which adds an extra layer of warmth to this already cozy treat. This recipe is easy to make and can be prepared in advance, making it perfect for holiday gatherings.
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love the decorations, the music, and most importantly, the food. I always make sure to prepare a special dessert for my family and friends during the holiday season. Last year, I decided to make Eggnog Cheesecake, and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it, and I received many compliments. It has now become a tradition for me to make this dessert every year.
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 24 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 325°F. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the sugar and flour, beating until well combined. Beat in the eggnog and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Pour the cheesecake mixture over the baked crust. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool the cheesecake on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges of the cheesecake from the pan using a knife. Cool for an additional hour.
In a medium-sized bowl, beat the heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Add the nutmeg and beat until well combined. Spread the whipped cream over the cooled cheesecake. Chill the cheesecake for at least 2 hours before serving.
Eggnog Cheesecake is perfect for holiday gatherings, such as Christmas parties or family dinners. It is a festive dessert that will impress your guests. Serve it with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee for the ultimate holiday experience. Enjoy the creamy and rich flavor of this delicious cheesecake, and celebrate the season with your loved ones.