Stir together first 3 ingredients; press mixture onto bottom of a 10-inch springform pan.
Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add 1 1/2 cups eggnog, and beat until blended. Fold in 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp. flour; carefully pour cream cheese mixture into prepared pan.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour. Turn off oven. Let cheesecake stand in oven, with door closed, 1 hour. Remove to wire rack, and let cool completely. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; fold in remaining 1/2 cup eggnog. Spread mixture evenly over top of chilled cheesecake, and garnish, if desired.
I found this on Pinterest. This recipe was great! I do NOT like eggnog, but my husband and his family love it so I made it for a Christmas function. This cheesecake was a huge hit! (i even loved it too!) I read the other comments and made some changes. In the crust, I doubled the butter and for the cheesecake I added 1 tsp of Rum extract & 1 tsp of Vanilla extract & a few sprinkles of Nutmeg. This really helped with the flavor and it wasn't too strong. I will definitely be making this again!
I doubled the butter in the crust as suggested as it was very dry, I think I overcooked the cake as the crust around the edge was as hard as a rock, the cheesecake was creamy and very tasty. I would make this again with a different crust.
Yummy but I made a couple of modifications....Doubled the amount of butter in crust to make it bind better. Also added 2 tsp of nutmeg to cheesecake mixture and 2 Tbs of McCormick Rum Extract to bump up the eggnog flavor. The eggnog flavor was a little too subtle for me just following the recipe exactly. Extra rum extract and nutmeg did the trick (for my liking).
I found this recipe last year too late to make for Christmas and tried it today!! I served it today to special friends and we all decided it was a keeper!! Can't wait for my oldest son & husband to try it tomorrow at our Christmas dinner...I think he'll love it!!
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