Monday, December 18, 2017

Eggnog Cranberry Cheesecake Squares

How is it a week until Christmas?? How?? Seriously this month has flown by. I thought at the end of November that I was on track to have a chaos free December. I had timeline to get all the things done, then suddenly it was December 17th and I was like WHAT???

Oh well, ready or not here come Christmas! At least I have these delightful little Cheesecake squares to make it all better!

They are super simple and beyond delicious!

What you need,

For the crust,

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

¼ cup granulated sugar

½ tsp. ground nutmeg

4 tbsp. melted butter

For the batter,

2 blocks of cream cheese, softened to room temperature

¾ cups granulated sugar

¾ cup eggnog

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. ground nutmeg

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

½ tsp. salt

1 ½ tbsp. all purpose flour

1 cup cranberry sauce, this is the recipe I always use but you can use whatever kind you like.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper and spray liberally with non-stick spray.

In a bowl stir together the graham crumbs, sugar, nutmeg and butter.  Press the crumbs into the prepared pan.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until just starting to get golden brown.

Meanwhile in a bowl beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in the eggnog and the eggs and mix until well combined. Add the vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and flour, stir well.

Pour the batter onto the prepared crust.  Dollop the cranberry sauce over the surface and swirl with a knife gently into the batter.

Bake in the centre of the oven for 40-45 minutes until it is set. Let the cake cool completely on a rack then refrigerate for a couple hours until fully chilled.

Carefully remove the cheesecake from the pan and cut into squares. You can store the squares in an airtight container in the fridge or they freeze well too!

If you are thinking you need one more treat to add to your cookie platter I really think you should make these. They are incredibly tasty!  They have all the flavors of the holidays and are just a joy to eat!

I hope you all have a very Happy Holiday! I know I have been a little light on the blog this year… but I have bigger goals for 2018.



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