Rum and Nutmeg Cheesecake

    5 hours 30 minutes

    This is a delectable cheesecake with the flavours of eggnog - rum and nutmeg. Garnish with whipped cream and more ground nutmeg if desired.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • Base
    • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • Cheesecake
    • 1 kg cream cheese
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 3 tablespoons rum
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup thickened cream
    • 4 egg yolks

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:5hours30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C.
    2. Base: Mix together the wafer crumbs, butter and nutmeg. Press into the bottom and 4cm up sides of a 23cm springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
    3. Cheesecake: Combine the cream cheese, sugar, flour, rum and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, mixing at low speed after each addition just until blended. Blend in whipping cream and egg yolks; pour into prepared pan.
    4. Bake for 70 minutes or until centre is almost set.
    5. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; completely cool cake before removing. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before serving.

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    This is a great cheesecake recipe. Both my husband and myself liked it. However, I do not really taste any eggnog flavour. It is just a great basic cheesecake with a little rum flavour. It should be called rum cheesecake. Next time I will try replacing some cream with eggnog and adding some more nutmeg.  -  24 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the best eggnog chesecake. I had this recipe many years ago and lost it. Now I am a happy camper again and everyone at Christmas will be so happy . Thanks for sharing.  -  04 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I don't care where this recipe is originally from, it was very delicious! A creamy, thick cheesecake! Thanks for posting it on this site, the ONLY site I use to find recipes!!  -  08 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)