Place paper towels directly under the lid. The paper towels serve to lock in moisture and absorb condensation.
To bake in the oven, heat oven to 300°F. Prepared crust and cheesecake as directed. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until cheesecake is set 1 1/2 inches from edge and center is slightly jiggly. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven. Run knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 30 minutes at room temperature.
For easy slicing that produces clean results, dip your knife in water after each cut.
Use crushed gingersnap cookies in place of the graham cracker crumbs for an extra-festive treat.