Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

{Cheesecake Factory Copycat}

Gather cheesecake ingredients - * Vanilla wafers * Butter * Cream cheese * Sugar * Vanilla bean paste * Eggs * Sour cream * Heavy whipping cream

Place wafers in food processor and blend until fine. Transfer to a  mixing bowl and pour in melted butter, mixing until well combined.

Transfer to a springform pan.  Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.

In a stand mixer, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla bean  paste.  Add one egg in at a time, mixing thoroughly each time.

Once all  eggs are mixed in, add in sour cream and heavy whipping cream.  Mix  until just combined.

Pour cheesecake filling on top of the crust in the springform crust.   Tightly double wrap the bottom of the springform pan with two pieces of  foil.

Place the springform pan in a larger baking tray and fill the baking  tray with hot water.  Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for  60-70 minutes.

Gather the ingredients for the white chocolate mousse - * Heavy whipping cream * White chocolate chips * Cream cheese * Sugar * Vanilla bean paste * Vanilla extract

- Place white chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Microwave in 30-second  intervals, stirring in between until white chocolate is melted. – White white chocolate is cooling, whip heavy whipping cream and sugar together until stiff peaks form. – Combine  white chocolate and cream cheese, stirring until well combined.  Mix in  whipped cream.

Pour onto cheesecake and spread evenly.

Place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours to chill before serving.

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