What You Need

For the cheesecake batter:
2 pounds cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch, or 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (optional)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 large egg yolk

For the crust:
12 whole graham cracker rectangles (6 ounces)
5 tablespoons butter, plus extra to grease the pan

9-inch or 10-inch springform pan
Aluminum foil
Food processor
Stand mixer or handheld mixer
Measuring cups and spoons
Roasting pan or other dish big enough to hold the springform pan