This is a very dense, creamy, and not overly sweet cheesecake. The method is based on the method in I Love Cheesecake by Mary Crownover. I was extremely skeptical of this baking method at first, but it works perfectly. You do not need a water bath, but you may want to wrap or line the bottom of the pan anyway, as I found some of the butter from the crust did leak out. It is very important not to overbeat after adding the eggs, as this can cause circular cracks. This cheesecake freezes beautifully. Time includes cooling time but not overnight chilling time.