In a large bowl add the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar mixing to combine then add the melted butter
Press into bottom and slightly up upsides of prepared pan. Place in the oven to bake for 5 minutes, until slightly golden brown.
Beat cream cheese for 2 minutes on medium to high speed. Add granulated sugar and beat for another 2 minutes. Make sure to scrape down the bowl.
Beat Cream Cheese
Add heavy cream, lemon juice, and lemon zest mixing until fully combined.
Add Liquid Ingredients
Add in eggs and mix until just combined, do not over mix. You should have a creamy batter with no lumps.
Bake until the middle of the cheesecake should jiggle just a little bit. Cool cheesecake in the oven turned off, then on the counter, and finally chill overnight.
Bake & Chill
Spread a layer of lemon curd on top. You can use homemade or store-bought.
Add fresh whipped cream along the edges then sprinkle fresh lemon zest on top.
Add Final Touches