Apple pie is a wonderful dessert -- one of my faves. It is a recipe that has stood the test of time and isn't in need of serious tinkering. I have no problem with someone adding a minor twist here and there: perhaps adding some raisins or making a streusel topping, for example. But there are some changes that simply cross the line.
Click here and you'll see one of the most over-the-top perversions of apple pie imaginable. Paula Deen, the grande dame of TV food shows, calls it Savannah High Apple Pie. I call it positively ridiculous.