Combine crust ingredients and press into the bottom and sides of a 10" springform pan.
Combine cake ingredients and pour into the crust. Bake at 375 F. for 45 to50 minutes.
Turn the oven to 500 F. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Spread on the cheesecake and return to the oven for five minutes. (Ms. Barker was unclear at this point as to whether to leave the oven on while the cheesecake was in it for the five minutes, or whether to turn the oven off and just have the remaining heat set the topping ingredients.) Chill overnight and garnish as desired.