Eggnog Cheesecake

(Because the last post made you want some... didn't it?)


46 vanilla wafers, finely crushed (2 cups)
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup whipping cream
4 egg yolks
whipped topping
freshly grated nutmeg


Mix crumbs, butter and nutmeg; press onto bottom and 1-1/2 inches up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, rum and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Blend in whipping cream and egg yolks; pour into crust.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with whipped topping and ground nutmeg.