COMBINE cracker crumbs, sugar and butter; press onto bottoms of 4 (6-inch) springform pans (or onto bottoms of 2 [6-inch] springform pans for trial recipe).
BAKE in 325ºF standard oven 10 min.; cool.
POUR 1-1/2 lb. cheesecake batter over each crust.
PLACE 2 springform pans in water bath in each of 2 full-hotel pans (or in water bath in 1 full-hotel pan for trial recipe). (See directions on tub of Cheesecake Batter for how to prepare water baths.)
BAKE 1 hour 50 min. to 1 hour 55 min. or until centers of cheesecakes are almost set; cool completely. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.