Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter. Add melted butter, stirring until fully combined.

Make Crusts

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

Par-Bake Crusts

Step 2

Beat cream cheese for 3 minutes at low speed. Add the sugar and beat for 2 minutes on low. Add the heavy cream, sour cream, vanilla beans, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.

Beat Cream Cheese

Step 3

Once all the liquid ingredients are added mix on low speed and be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times.

Add Liquid Ingredients

Step 4

Add in eggs one at a time, add the additional yolk with the first egg. You should have a creamy batter with no lumps.

Add Eggs

Step 5

Pour cheesecake on top of crust.  Place in a water bath. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, the middle of the cheesecake should jiggle just a little bit.


Step 6

Chill for at least 8 hours in the fridge then top fresh whipped cream and berries.

Chill then Top

Step 6