Kitchen PLAY Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake in a Jar Recipe
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The holiday season is my favorite time of year because I get to make my favorite holiday dessert recipes. I love making sweet treats for family and friends. I have a very close family, and we celebrate all the holidays together. My family expects me to make a dessert for our family holiday dinners that is either a family favorite dessert recipe or a new dessert recipe that will hopefully turn into the newest family favorite.
This Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake recipe is a cheesecake recipe I have wanted to try for a long time. I have a base cheesecake recipe that I love and have used to make two other flavors of cheesecake this past year. I knew it would be easy to change it up a bit to make an eggnog flavored cheesecake. The cheesecake base recipe is a thick, dense, and rich cheesecake very much like a New York style cheesecake.
To make it extra special, easy to serve and fun for the kids I decided to serve it this time in mason jars.
Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake in a Jar
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How to make a Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake
This recipe makes 16 six-ounce mason jars or a 9-inch cheesecake
Prepare jars or spring form pan before beginning the recipe.
You will need 16 six ounce mason jars and lids or a nine inch springform pan. If using jars wash and dry the jars and lids. Be sure to dry the inside jars and lids completely before filling. If using a springform pan, grease pan well and line bottom and sides with parchment paper. Also grease the parchment paper inside the pan.
You will also need a large cookie sheet and a deep roasting pan to make a water bath to set the jars or pan into while baking the cheesecake.
You can find the entire Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake recipe in Ziplist format below.
First make the graham cracker crust; fill the bottom of the jars with ¼ of a cup plus 1 tablespoon of the graham cracker crust. If using a springform pan, pat all of the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Make the cheesecake batter in the order given in the Ziplist recipe below. You may also print the recipe from there.
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Fill each jar with ¾ to 1 cup of cheesecake filling. Do not over-fill the jars or the eggnog cheesecake will rise over the edge of the jar.
If using a springform pan pour the filling into the springform pan, smoothing the top with an offset spatula.
Fill all of the jars and place them into the roasting pan that has been placed on top of a sturdy cookie sheet. Depending on the size roasting pan you have you may have to bake the Eggnog Cheesecakes in the jars in two separate batches. My pan only held 12 jars. Divide the jars evenly if you need to bake them in two batches.
Boil a large pot of water and pour the boiling water into the roasting pan, around the jars until it comes about half way up the sides of the jars. Carefully put the cheesecakes into the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, rotating the tray half way through the cooking time.
Allow the eggnog cheesecakes to cool in the water bath for about 10 minutes, and carefully lift them out and place them on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool add the flat lid and band to the jars. Chill before serving.
Top with whipped cream and a cherry to serve.
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