Eggnog Cheesecake (Make-Ahead Christmas Dessert Idea)
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Love cheesecake and eggnog?
Here’s how to easily combine these two delicious treats into a dense and creamy mouthwatering cheesecake! This is a PERFECT make ahead dessert for your holiday gathering that requires very little hands on time and will become the hit of the party!
It’s seriously that GOOD.
I made mine with a classic graham cracker crust but you could alternatively use gingersnap cookies for a fun variation. The eggnog taste is pretty subtle and not overpowering so you could come up with a special sauce or topping. I usually just top with fresh whipped cream, but have recently learned to make stabilized whipped cream using a little unflavored gelatin so it will stay perfect for days, instead of wilting right away.
yield: 16 SERVINGS
cook time: 50 MINUTES
total time: 50 MINUTES
For the Crust:
- 1 and 3/4 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
- 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
For the Cake:
- 3- (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 Cup Eggnog
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract or 2 Tablespoons Rum
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- Whipping Cream for Serving
I am a relatively new cheesecake baker and was under the impression they were difficult to make for a long time, but I think it’s pretty easy, dangerously easy in fact! lol
This cheesecake is such a show stopper! I really love the texture and classic taste. The crust is perfect too. What a yummy Christmas treat!