Eggnog Cheesecake

by Jennifer Wieland
Eggnog Cheesecake

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Eggnog is a holiday staple here in the United States. There are a ton of companies that produce it this time of year and lots of ways to serve it. The most common way though is cold with some nutmeg or spiked with some alcohol too. This weekend while staring at the bottle of eggnog in the refrigerator I decided that I really needed to make it into some cheesecake. So that is just what I did and made some awesome eggnog cheesecake.

Now, I know the traditional cheesecake crust is made from graham crackers but I personally like mine made with vanilla wafers instead. I just think it changes things up some and gives it a more basic flavor than the cinnamon flavor you get with the graham cracker crust. So that way the filling is the focus.

Now eggnog is really rich and cheesecake is really rich so to avoid making eating one whole piece impossible due to the richness I opted to make small cheesecakes. No, not the mini ones in the cupcake pan. No, these are regular cheesecakes just made in small spring-form pans instead of the traditional 8-10″ ones. The ones I used were about 4-5″ and this recipe will make 3-4 depending on how thick you want them to be or make one traditional 8-10″ one.

Eggnog Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake
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2757 calories
229 g
945 g
182 g
63 g
104 g
965 g
1764 g
208 g
3 g
57 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
965g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2757
Calories from Fat 1599
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 182g
279%
Saturated Fat 104g
520%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 48g
Cholesterol 945mg
315%
Sodium 1764mg
73%
Total Carbohydrates 229g
76%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 208g
Protein 63g
Vitamin A
130%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
78%
Iron
17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the crust
  1. 1 1/2 c. crushed vanilla wafers
  2. 1/4 c. sugar
  3. 1/3 c. butter, melted
For the filling
  1. 2 8oz. pkgs. Neufchatel cheese
  2. 2/3 c. sugar
  3. 2 tbsp. flour
  4. 2 lg. eggs
  5. 1/2 c. eggnog
  6. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place the crushed vanilla wafers and sugar into a large bowl and add the melted butter. Stir to combine thoroughly. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a springform pan. Place in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool while making the filling.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°. Place all of the filling ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix until smooth. Pour the filling over the cooled crust. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 250° and bake for 20-25 minutes for 4-5" pans or 40-45 minutes for an 8-10" pan or until set.
  3. Remove the pan(s) from the oven and immediately run a knife around the edge to separate the cheesecake from the sides. Let the cheesecake cool completely before removing the sides of the pan. Refrigerate for an hour and then sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg on the top and serve.
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182g
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63g
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

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12 Responses to “Eggnog Cheesecake”

  1. 1
    Karen says:

    I could probably handle egg nog this way. I don’t like it as a drink, but could possibly be because I don’t like milk. But cheesecake is another thing.
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    Jessie says:

    My 7 year old would LOVE this! She loves cheesecake and just told us that eggnog is her favorite holiday drink 🙂 I may have to make this for her — thanks for sharing!
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  3. 3
    LyndaS says:

    I love eggnog and I love cheesecake ~heaven~. Vanilla wafer crusts are the way to go.
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  4. 4

    I have a secret , I’ve never had EggNog *dramatic gasps* but I do Love Cheesecake *Applause* So I wouldn’t mind giving this a try! Thanks for the great recipe!
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  5. 5

    This looks deadly delicious to me. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea for a holiday treat.
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  6. 6
    Maryann says:

    I adore egg nog and the idea of using it in cheesecake sounds lovely
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    Lynsey Jones says:

    Confession: I have never tasted Eggnog. The whole idea of it grosses me out, PLUS I am too scared I will love it and gain 15 pounds in a month LOL
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  8. 8

    My sister used to make amazing cheesecake. Not sure why she stopped, but I think I will share this recipe with her as a subtle hint that she needs to make some again this year. 😉
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    Kimberly says:

    I am not a big eggnog fan, but I’m always looking for something new to bring to family and friend gatherings. This looks like a great Christmas gathering dessert.

  10. 10

    YUM! It looks delicious and sounds SO EASY to make!

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