This is from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. I became acquainted with this recipe while following the group, Tuesdays with Dorie, it was the group recipe on February 12, 2008. If I get my act together, I may even join the group, but making a recipe a week is ambitious. There are several online descriptions of the recipe, including here, here, here, and here. I sliced my apples (instead of cutting them in 8ths) using my all in one peeler/corer/slicer. I love that device, it makes using apples so much easier. This was a hit at the party and several people picked it as their favorite dessert. It was tasty with a nice flavor profile (cinnamon and brown sugar) and the cheesecake layer was very smooth and just what I expect from cheesecake. I had a little issue with the contrast in texture between the cheesecake and the apples, it was just slightly difficult to slice all the way through in a smooth motion. I placed the apples on the very bottom and I might consider placing them in the middle instead. Overall, I liked this recipe and would make it again.