Step 9: Baking
Pull it from the oven and let it cool on the counter for an hour. When it cools, stick it in the fridge over night.
A note on water baths:
Some recipes call for placing the pie pan in a warm water bath while it cooks. The purpose is to slow the heating process so the eggs don't coagulate or something like that. Other recipes might want you to put a pan of water in the oven on a different rack to release some steam in the oven. I've tried both methods and never noticed a difference. I think my rather low cooking temperature negates the need for it. Other types of cheesecakes might benefit more from a water bath. But feel free to experiment yourself and see how it comes out.