I'm sorry but this didn't work for me. I would have liked more of the cream cheese filling and the apples didn't get cooked nearly enough. Good luck in the contest.
Some of the apples got dried out, something that would be helped by a quick saute before loading on the cheesecake. Otherwise, great flavor, a hint of citrus making it a very good complement to the apples. I enjoyed this cheescake recipe!
I could not find a fitting pie shell so i used the 3rd layer as layer 1. That worked great and i loved the flavors. I am going to make this again but i will use peaches or berries or even jam as i thought the apples gave this pie a very sourish flavour with i did not like at all as it did not go well with the cream cheese. Good luck for the contest