Combine the ingredients for the crust and bake 350 degrees F in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Combine the cheesecake filling ingredients using an stand mixer or electric mixer. Note: add one egg at a time.
Pour cheesecake filling into springform pan. Optional: Reserve 1/3 cup of filling to make the swirl decoration on top.
Wrap the pan with aluminum foil and place in a water bath. Bake at 300 degrees F for 45 minutes. Then turn off temperature and let it sit in the oven for another two hours.
Once you remove the cheesecake from the oven, let it cool completely. Then cover with plastic wrap and let it set in the fridge for at least four hours.
Remove springform from the pan when you are ready to serve. Cut into pieces and enjoy!