Christmas Cheesecake – yum!

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.

Base:

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.

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.

8 Responses to Christmas Cheesecake – yum!

  • Santa's Elf says:

    I also love cheesecake (preferably uncooked for me, too – yum!) – this one will be very interesting with the fruit and rum included. Thanks Jos 🙂

  • TabithaW says:

    Cinnamon & nutmeg is a must have cold weather treat. This looks like the perfect Christmas cheesecake. I will be printing this recipe out and trying it soon! Do you think it would freeze well? I like to bake in qty and save some for later.

    • Santa's Elf says:

      Being a cooked cheesecake, it should freeze but I have only ever made a cheesecake the day I want to serve one 🙂 It’s the ‘rum an raisin’ effect I like with this one, but the cinnamon and nutmeg for cold weather is giving me ideas about making this sooner rather thna at Christmas time!

  • ACSAPA says:

    That recipe looks great and you could probably make a couple of extra ones to give as gifts. People seem to appreciate gifts of food during the holidays because they’re too tired and busy to cook.

    • Santa's Elf says:

      I’ll agree with that – soem food gifts can be very handy 🙂 As long as you don’t get them all on Christmas Day alongside the left overs, lol!

  • pocs says:

    This looks like a excellent recipe, don’t think I will wait for Christmas to try it. My entire family all love cheese cake and all have their favorites, maybe this one will be everyone’s , so I won’t have to make several different kinds. We are having a birthday party this weekend, think I’ll test it then.

    • Santa's Elf says:

      I love cheesecake too – would love to be there when you make multiple types, pocs, although I can see it’s a lot of work for you! Fingers crossed it turns out well this weekend and you have found the singl cheesecake to make 🙂

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