Eggnog Cheesecake Pie

Makes 8 to 10 servings

 

Crust:

1 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

1 1/2 cups sugar cookies, crumbled

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

 

Filling:

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature

2 (8-ounce) packages mascarpone, at room temperature

1 1/3 cups granulated sugar

1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon spiced rum

5 large eggs

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

 

Topping:

1 1/2 cup sour cream

1 tablespoons spiced rum

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

 

Serving:

Freshly grated nutmeg and Demerara sugar

 

 

  1. Make Crust: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place macadamia nuts, and sugar cookies in a food processor, Pulse until finely ground, 15 to 20 times. Add salt and nutmeg and pulse to combine, 1 to 2 times. Add butter and process until mixture is evenly moist and hold together when pinched, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Press mixture evenly in the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate. Bake 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack ; let cool. Reduce oven to 325ºF.

 

  1. Make Filling: Beat cream cheese, mascarpone, sugar, vanilla, and rum with and electric mixer on medium speed (If you beat at a higher speed it will create more air and you will have cracks in your cheesecake.) with an electric mixer until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Pour mixture into cooled crust. Bake until just set (the center will be slightly wobbly), 50 to 60 minutes.

 

  1. Make Topping; Combine sour cream, rum, vanilla, and sugar in a bowl. Pour over pie and bake until set, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer pie to a cooling rack and cool to room temperature. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill overnight.

 

 

  1. Just before serving, sprinkle with grated nutmeg and Demerara sugar.

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