The 15-minute prep, which includes a three-ingredient crust, is super simple, thanks to the option of using either refrigerated or canned eggnog. Our test kitchens tested both and enjoyed the results equally.
Southern Living NOVEMBER 2006
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.
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