This mixes two of my loves – Christmas and cheesecake! Ok it is a cooked cheesecake so it looses points there but still – yummo!

Anyway, this is lovely on a summer day with fresh fruit so I often take it to BBQs and other Christmas get togethers.


Mix together…

2 cups of crumbed Marie biscuits
125g butter
0.25 tsp cinnamon
0.25 tsp nutmeg

and put into a greased 20cm springform pan. Place in fridge while you make the filling.


Preheat oven to 160 C
Beat 500g cream cheese with 180g (0.75 cup) white sugar
When smooth, add 3 eggs one at a time
Stir in 250g dried fruit and 1.5 Tbsp dark rum
Pour into base
Bake until firm (about 1 hour)
Leave door ajar but cool cake in oven
refrigerate overnight then serve & enjoy 🙂

You could leave a slice of this out for Santa, too, and it’s easy enough for kids to make.