In a food processor, crush the graham crackers until they become a fine crumb. Add sugar, melted butter, stirring until fully combined.

Make Crusts

Press into the bottom and slightly up upsides of prepared pan. Bake for 5-8 minutes to set the crust.

Par-Bake Crusts

Step 2

Beat cream cheese for 3 minutes at low speed. It should be smooth with no lumps. Add the sugar  and salt then beat for  another 2 minutes on  low speed.

Beat Cream Cheese

Step 3

Add the sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla extract- mixing until fully combined. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is evenly combined.

Add Liquid Ingredients

Step 4

Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the final two egg yolks together. You should have a creamy batter with no lumps and no signs of egg yolk.

Add Eggs

Step 5

Pour into the prepared pan and make a water bath. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes, the middle 3 inches of the cheesecake should jiggle just a little bit.


Step 6

Cool cheesecake then chill for at least 8 hours in the fridge then gently remove from pan and serve.

Chill then Top

Step 6