This impressive dessert is a hit at my house. It's fast, easy and delicious! An apricot jam glaze lends a pretty sheen to the buttery pastry that envelopes tender apple and pear slices. —Jennifer Richards, Pine Beach, New Jersey
When you want to serve something different for dessert, turn to my unique treat. The cheesecake-like pie features slices of tart apples and a delectable caramelized topping.—Lisa Dilworth, Grand Rapids, Michigan
A sweet streusel topping pairs well with citrusy slices of this tart. It's a spectacular spin on basic lemon bars and appears on my menus for both family and company.—Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina
When the weather starts getting a little cooler and the leaves start falling, what better way to welcome in fall than with a homemade apple pie? This version, from Karen Gavureau of Clearwater, Florida, calls for apples, pears and raisins flavored with rum extract. "This pie is a sure way to a man's heart," attests Karen.
The South is known for apple pies, but this one is not your typical apple pie! The filling includes red-hot candies, and instead of a regular double crust, you simply crumble a frozen pastry shell and sprinkle it over the top. You can peel the apples if you wish or leave them unpeeled.