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  1. (from family circle mag)

  2. Crust

  3. 8 boards graham crackers

  4. 1 teaspoon sugar

  5. 1/4 teaspoon groung ginger

  6. 1/4 cup butter, melted

  7. Filling

  8. 4 pkg (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temp.

  9. 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  10. 1/4 cup all purpose flour

  11. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  12. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  13. Pinch ground cloves

  14. 1 egg

  15. 1 3/4 cups prepared eggnog (with or without alcohol)

  16. 1 teaspoon vanilla

  17. 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream

  18. Garnish

  19. 1 package (6 ounces) premium white chocolate baking bars

  20. pinch ground nutmeg

  21. 1. Heat oven to 350 F.

  22. 2. Crust: Crush crackers in plastic bag. Add sugar, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add butter; knead bag to blend. Press over bottom on 9" round springform pan.

  23. 3. Bake crust in 350 F oven 10 minutes, cool on wire rack.

  24. 4. Filling: Beat cream cheese in bowl until smooth. Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves in small bowl. Add to cream cheese; beat until smooth. Beat in egg. Beat in eggnog in slow stream. Beat in vanilla. Pour into springform pan. Tap pan lightly to release air bubbles.

  25. 5. Bake in 350 F oven 1 hour. Remove from oven; spread with sour cream. Bake 5 more minutes. Cool in pan on rack until cool to the touch. Refrigerate until serving.

  26. 6. Optional garnish: Melt chocolate in bowl over saucepan of simmering water. Add nutmeg. Line 8x4x3 inch loaf pan with foil. Pour chocolate into pan, spreading evenly; cool until firm. Lift out of pan. Make curls, using vegetable peeler. Araange on top of cake. Reserve remaining "bar" for snacking.


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