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Eggnog Cheesecake Recipe

Eggnog Cheesecake Recipe

I make good use of extra eggnog by creating this luscious cheesecake. A bit of rum extract adds a special taste. —Kristen Grula, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • Whipped cream and ground nutmeg, optional


  • 1. Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom of pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Gradually stir in the eggnog, extract and nutmeg. Pour filling over crust.
  • 4. Place in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  • 5. Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. If desired, top with whipped cream, then sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

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Barbara User ID: 8999777 258631
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

"Made exactly as stated but substituted 2 1/2t. light rum for the extract. My cheesecake was cooked through at 50 minutes. I was disappointed at how shallow this cake was when I removed the sides of the pan so I whipped some heavy cream and piped it around the top edge to give it additional height. The cheesecake was silky, creamy & rich & disappeared quickly. I did have trouble with the crust sticking to the nonstick pan even though I had buttered it before putting the graham cracker mixture in."

daisiesandroses User ID: 3234142 237123
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"This cheesecake is wonderful! I omitted the rum extract (simply because I didn't have any). I also used up some extra spice cookies instead of the graham cracker crust. But the filling was so delicious, I could eat it on any kind of crust! I did a steam bath instead of water bath so I didn't have to wrap the pan. Cooked it just over an hour, and it came out perfect! I plan on making this a yearly tradition. Next time I want to try it with homemade eggnog. Yum!"

anadlynn1 User ID: 1563417 216129
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Made this for Christmas. It was delicious! Like other reviewers mentioned, the baking time was closer to 1 hour. I used a deep-dish pizza pan for the water bath and it turned out great. Helped with economizing oven space, too."

JenniferWright User ID: 8128299 173716
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"I know you love your cheesecake and this is one of the prettiest ones you?ve ever made! So festive for the holidays! Pinned! Cranberries AND eggnog?genius! i would like to share this on my personal blog with my family friends & social Friends !!"

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 110341
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"This a very tasty cheesecake!! I enjoy eggnog, but can't always get away with it all, so having a recipe to use it in is great. Prepared this as written and it was perfect!"

shellybelly21 User ID: 7508582 101859
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"This recipe is so good! I made it on Thanksgiving for my family. They loved it so much they requested it again for Christmas! I did not use a water bath or double thickness of foil. I baked it a 350 for 15 minutes and then turned the oven down to 215 and finished baking for an hour and a half (until is was set). It turned out beautiful!"

Andy_Aldo User ID: 7556639 156751
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"This was an awesome Christmas recipe! It tastes great, I like how it doesn't have such a strong eggnog taste, because I am not to crazy for eggnog even though I will drink it around Christmas time. It looks so beautiful when you pop it out, I've never used my springform pans before, and they make a sharp look. I wish I had a nice garnish for it though. It reminds me of when I make flan because even though I was told only an hour, I still bake it for a solid 30 minutes longer than the recipes call for. Great for the Holidays! :)"

aratelad User ID: 7246673 101857
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"Excellent recipe! I had to cook it longer than the recipe called for (about 20 ~ 30 minutes longer) but it was well worth the work and the wait! Absolutely loved it!!"

dabneyc User ID: 5237092 136959
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"So creamy and delicious! Everyone loved it even those who aren't real fans of eggnog...has a light chai taste."

allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 158319
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"My husband LOVES cheesecake and LOVES eggnog; when I found this recipe I thought it would be a nice surprise for Christmas so I made it for him and it is his ALL TIME FAVORITE cheesecake. He is requesting this to be a new Christmas tradition. The only problem I had is the crust sticking to the bottom when you cut it, but that isn't a big deal. And I too had to bake it a little longer than called for but again... for this tasty treat it was well worth all the time and effort and especially to see the smile on my husbands face when he tasted it! Thank you Taste of Home!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 170737
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Stupendous recipe! We made it with 1/3 less fat cream cheese and low fat eggnog and tasted amazing!

~ Theresa"

[email protected] User ID: 2350474 156750
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"I love eggnog and I love cheesecake, so to put the two together and a delightful taste sensation."

nise55 User ID: 1518289 79952
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"Have made this twice now, baked for over 60 minutes and it was still not set in the middle. Was still very good. Family wants one every Christmas from now on."

shamrock547 User ID: 2557625 156749
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2008

"Everyone loved this cheesecake, but I found I had to cook it much longer than called for in the recipe before it was done. I will definitely make it again. A real winner!"

lhughes User ID: 159847 110340
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2007


Page 20 in the December Issue shows the Elegant Eggnog dessert, not the cheesecake, and the recipe for the dessert is on page 21."

DanEvans User ID: 2701001 101856
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2007

"Page 20 in December Issue shows a fancy presentation of this Cheese cake. chocolate or Cinimon sticks?"

anonymous User ID: 5520322 99682
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2007

"cant see it to good"

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