Cheesecake Factory Recipe
  1. Mix all nuts and vanilla wafer crumbs with melted butter and press into a 9 inch buttered springform pan, trying to line the sides as much as possible about 1 1/2″ up the sides of the pan, set aside.
  1. All the filling ingredients should be at room temperature.
  2. Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy with an electric mixer set on low (keep the setting at low during the entire mixing process).
  3. Add the sugar a little at a time and continue beating until creamy.
  4. Add flour, vanilla and lemon juice, mix well.
  5. Add one egg at a time and beat after each egg.
  6. Add the sour cream and beat well.
  7. Pour cream cheese mixture into the springform pan.
  8. Place on the top rack in the middle of a 325 degrees preheated oven for one hour and 15 minutes.
  9. When time is up turn oven off, prop open oven door and leave in oven for one hour.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool then refrigerate for 24 hours.
Recipe Notes

Remember this important tip : A cheesecake should season. The wait is worth it. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched.