Crust: Combine crackers 1/3 cup sugar and almonds in blender. Process until well blended, pour in melted butter and process until crumbs stick together. Press into greashed 13by9 inch pan Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Filling: Beat together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat well after each egg addition. Beat in vanilla, remove crust from oven and pour filling over crust. Return to oven and bake another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and take jar of preserves and stir inside jar to break up. Then Gently spread preserves over the filling.
Topping: In mixing bowl Ensure butter is cold and cut 2 tablespoons into pieces in bowl. Add remaining ingredients and sprinkle over filling. Bake another 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Cool completely before serving.