No-Bake Eggnog Cheesecake

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 14
    cups finely crushed vanilla wafers or 30 vanilla wafers
  • 3
    tablespoons butter, melted
  • 13
    cup sugar
  • 1
    (1/3 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1
    cup eggnog
  • 4
    beaten egg yolks
  • 14
    teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2
    (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2
    tablespoons rum or 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup whipping cream
  • 1
    tablespoon chocolate shavings or 1 tablespoon crushed vanilla wafer
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • In a small mixing bowl combine the 1 1/4c crushed wafers and melted butter; toss to thoroughly combine. Press crumb mixture into bottom and 1/2" up sides of a 9" spring form pan to form a firm, even crust. Chill about 1 hr or till firm.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine the 1/3c. sugar and gelatin. Stir in eggnog, egg yolks, and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, till mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • In a large mixer bowl beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 sec. or till softened; gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Stir in rum or milk. Chill till partially set.
  • In a medium mixer bowl beat egg whites on medium speed of mixer till soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add remaining sugar, beating till stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
  • In a small mixer bowl beat cream to soft peaks. Fold whites and whipped cream into gelatin mixture. Turn into crumb-lined pan. Cover; chill till firm, several hours, or overnight.
  • Loosen sides of cheesecake from pan with a spatula; remove sides. Sprinkle shaved chocolate or wafer crumbs around the top edge of the cheesecake.
Advertisement