A decadent Vanilla Bean Cheesecake recipe that isn't dry, super creamy and has a touch of elegance with the vanilla beans. It's an over the top recipe that your entire audience will rant and rave about for months to come. In fact, you'll want to print this recipe so that you can share!
In a large bowl whisk the graham crackers and sugar until combined. Add the egg yolk and vanilla, then stir in the melted butter. Spray your springform pan with baking spray (the flour in the spray helps the cheesecake and crust from not sticking)l. Press graham crackers into the pan evenly with your fingers. Bake at 350 degrees for 810 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Remove and let cool.
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, corn starch and sugar. Mix until sugar is dissolved and you have a smooth texture. Add butter, vanilla and beans, blend until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour or until the center has set. The top will be a light brown. Cool 1 hour.
In a cold mixing bowl beat cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Place bowl back in the fridge. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the white chocolate and beat until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream to your chocolate mixture until blended. After the cheesecake has cooled spread the mousse evenly on top. Refrigerate for about an hour.
In another cold mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar and then vanilla beans, beating until stiff peaks form.