Holiday eggnog cheesecake

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A nice holiday dessert...

What you'll need:

1 c graham cracker crumbs
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 individual envelope unflavored gelatin
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c eggnog
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c margarine, melted
1/4 c cold water
1 c whipping cream, whipped

Combine crumbs, sugar, nutmeg and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch spring form pan. Soften gelatin in water; stir over low heat until dissolved. Mix cream cheese and sugar at medium speed on an electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add gelatin and eggnog, mixing until blended. Chill until slightly thickened; fold in whipped cream. Pour over crust; chill until firm.

Variation: Increase sugar to 1/3 c. Substitute milk for eggnog. Add 1 t vanilla and 3/4 t rum extract. Continue as directed.

Cost:
graham crackers - $1.09
gelatin - $0.99
cream cheese - $2.06
eggnog - $1.99
whipping cream - $1.49
Total - $7.62

Submitted by Brittany Farmer

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