Make Cheesecake Cream Cheese

Make Cheesecakes the Eggnog Way

Ingredients:

CRUST:
2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

CHEESECAKE:
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons rum*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
4 egg yolks

Instructions:

Make the crust by mixing together the crushed wafers, butter, and nutmeg. Press the mixture into the bottom of a springform pan. Bake the crust for 10 minutes at 325 degrees F. Blend together cream cheese, flour, sugar, rum, and vanilla. Add one egg at a time to the mixture and continue to blend well after each addition. Then blend in the 4 additional egg yolks and the whipping cream. Pour cheesecake filling into prepared pan. Bake for one hour at 325 degrees F. Completely cool before removing from springform pan then refrigerate overnight.

*For a non-alcoholic family-friendly version you can use rum extract, vanilla extract, white grape juice or apple juice!

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