Eggnog Biscotti Cheesecake

Annacia *

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@Annacia

I'm a sucker for cheesecake and simply had to try this one. It's now a permanent fixture in my holiday recipes.


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Serves:

serves 8-10

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

8 oz
plain biscotti (no nuts, chips , etc)
6 Tbsp
melted butter

CAKE

3
8 oz packages cream cheese at room temperature
3/4 c
sugar
4
large eggs at room temperature
1/3 c
rum
1 Tbsp
flour
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg

GARNISH

1 c
heavy whipping cream
1/4 c
confectioners sugar
1 Tbsp
rum (optional)
1/2 tsp
grated nutmeg (optional)
sugared rosemary sprigs and cranberries

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.

Place the biscotti in a food processor and pulverize until small crumbs form.
Place the crumbs in a small bowl and pour the melted butter over the top.
Stir to combine.
Press the mixture along the bottom and up the sides of a 6×3″ cheesecake pan.
You can use a larger pan if necessary, just know that your cheesecake will be wider and not as tall.
Set aside.
2
In the bowl of a mixer, combine the cream cheese and the sugar beating until well incorporated.
Add the eggs one at a time while the mixer is running on low, scraping down the sides as needed.
Add the rum, mix well, then the flour and nutmeg. Continue to stir until just combined.
3
Pour into the prepared pan (it will almost be completely full to the top if using a 6×3″ pan) and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake for 60-70 minutes until an instant read thermometer reaches 150 degrees F.
4
Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes. Carefully run a table knife around the circumference of the cake to separate it from the pan. (This and the 150 degree temp. reading, prevent your cake from cracking).
Allow to sit at room temperature to continue cooling for 3 hours.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
5
Just before serving, whip the cream with the sugar until soft peaks form.
Remove the collar from the cheesecake and place on a serving plate, spread the whipping cream over the top of the cake and garnish with the nutmeg, cranberries and rosemary.
Serve immediately.
6
GARNISH:

Lightly run the rosemary under water and shake off the excess.
Sprinkle lightly with sugar until the desired look is achieved.
Place on parchment and allow to dry.
7
For the cranberries, dip them in an egg white then roll in sugar.
Allow to dry.
For decoration purposes only.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free