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Eggnog Cheesecake with Cinnamon Graham Cracker Crust

 

70

Yield

10

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

1

hrs

Ready

2

hrs

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

9 each graham crackers/wafers
whole
*
2 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
ground
¼ cup butter
unsalted, melted
Filling
1 ½ pounds cream cheese
room temperature
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 tablespoon brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon nutmeg
ground
3 large eggs
room temperature
Topping
1 ½ cups sour cream
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
ground
1 x cinnamon sticks
*

Directions

For Crust:

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375℉ (190℃).

Grind graham crackers, sugar and ground cinnamon in processor.

Transfer crumb mixture to medium bowl.

Add butter and toss until evenly moistened.

Press crumb mixture over bottom and 1¾ inches up sides of 9-inch-diameter springform pan with 2¾ inch-high sides.

Freeze crust until cold, about 10 minutes.

Bake crust until beginning to brown, about 8 minutes.

Transfer crust to rack and cool.

For Filling:

Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl of electric mixer until very smooth.

Add dark rum, brandy, vanilla extract and ground nutmeg and beat to blend.

Reduce speed to low.

Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition until just blended.

Spoon filling into crust.

Bake until filling is puffed, very light brown and softly set in center, about 45 minutes.

Transfer cheesecake to rack and cool 30 minutes.

(Center may fall slightly.)

Increase oven temperature to 400℉ (200℃).

For Topping:

In medium bowl whisk sour cream, sugar and vanilla extract to blend.

Pour mixture gently over cheesecake, filling center depression, and spread evenly to edges.

Bake until set, about 8 minutes.

Transfer cheesecake to rack and cool.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Cut around sides of pan to loosen.

Release pan sides.

Sift ground cinnamon and nutmeg over cheesecake.

Arrange cinnamon sticks in center and serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 150g (5.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 57262% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 61%
Saturated Fat 23g 116%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 440mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 13% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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