Preheat oven to 350°F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 325°F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and butter. Reserve 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture; press remaining crumb mixture firmly onto bottom of pan. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese and remaining 1 cup sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream, lemon zest and juice; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Turn off oven. Open door slightly; let cheesecake stand in oven 30 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 18g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 12 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.