This baked cheesecake is delicious with a jam topping of your choice.
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together the graham wafer crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
press the mixture evenly on the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring for pan.
Beat the egg whites to form stiff but moist peaks.
Gradually beat in the 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff and shiny.
In a new bowl, put the cream cheese and beat until softened. Beat in the 5 egg yolks, one at a time.
Gradually beat in, in the following order:
The remaining 2/3 cups sugar
The lemon juice
The sour cream.
When all mixed together, fold in the egg white mixture
Pour into the prepared graham wafer crust pan.
Bake for 1 1/4 hours, or until almost set. Cool before adding the topping.
Warm the jam a little to make spreading easier. Just put your jam into saucepan and heat a little, then spread onto the cheesecake.