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.
“A rich, maple cream filling topped with cinnamony apples and a crunchy streusel topping” is how field editor Sue Smith of Norwalk, Connecticut describes her heavenly holiday pie. “I’ve also layered the maple cream and streusel from this recipe in parfait glasses for a quick, elegant dessert.” —Sue A. Smith, Norwark, Connecticut
Showcasing apples in three forms, Louise Piper’s mouthwatering pie scored high with judges at the Iowa State Fair. “It won the blue ribbon in the Double Crust Apple Pie class in a contest sponsored by Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers,“ says Louise, of Rolfe, Iowa. “It’s my own original recipe, plus I used my homemade apple jelly in the pie.“
I prepare this dessert many times during apple season. But it's actually great for any occasion. The pie combines the fabulous flavors of caramel apples and cheesecake. —Leona Rothbauer, Bloomer, Wisconsin
I enjoy making desserts like this delicious tart, which is seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with whipped cream. I don't know where I got the recipe, but I like it because it's so easy to prepare.—Lyle Borcherding, Johnstown, Pennsylvania