By pairing apples and candy, I came up with this creation#151;a kind of toffee apple in a pie crust!. A stay-at-home mom of five, I enjoy cooking, canning, baking, crafting and volunteering as a scout leader and religion teacher.
A treat for all tastes, this one’s sweet, tart and nutty all rolled into one. Make it during the holidays, for birthdays, and whenever you crave something fabulous and fruity.—Sonya Labbe, Los Angeles, California
"This recipe is a variation of an original recipe I've been making for years," says Marilyn Blankschien of Clintonville, Wisconsin. "The tangy pineapple-cream cheese filling cuts the sweetness of the pecan topping."
I came up with the idea for these little pies while snacking on applesauce one night and thought it would make a quick and delicious pie filling. They were a total hit and what's better than an apple pie that you can actually hold in your hand to eat? —Kandy Bingham, Green River, Wyoming
For 15 years my husband, daughter and I owned and operated an apple orchard, where we raised 27 variations of apples on 2,200 trees. This recipe is my personal favorite. My family even prefers this wonderful tart over traditional apple pie. I hope you enjoy it, too.
-Marilyn Begres, Dexter, Michigan
You'll find this pie's very convenient for taking to a covered-dish supper, picnic, etc. But be prepared—people always ask for a copy of the recipe!
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