This Is Not Your Grandma's Apple Pie, And You've Never Been Happier

Does apple pie reach the top of your must-have dessert list? Whether you love a slice of traditional apple pie during the holidays or you could eat it for breakfast, these recipes will deliver all the flavors you look forward to.

Take the delicious combination of apples and cinnamon to the next level with these unconventional recipes that will surely please your hungry crowd.

Make sure you read all the way to the end for a big secret to make the BEST apple pie you have ever had.

Bacon Apple Pie

Bacon and apples are a natural pair. The salty taste of the pork combined with the sweet of the apple makes this pie a delicious mix. You don't need to be a master pie-maker to pull this one off. Store bought crust, apple pie filling and bacon trimmings will help you assemble this twist on classic apple pie.

Apple Braid

Leave your pie crust in the fridge because this apple braid doesn't need it. Load up a delicious bread recipe with your favorite pie filling and finish it with a sweet glaze. This recipe from Eat Live Run will make you slice off a big piece to have with your morning coffee or as a delicious dessert to finish off your meal.

Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl

If you don't love all the pastry that comes with apple pie, but still want to enjoy the flavor, this smoothie bowl will deliver. Smoothie bowls are a great way to start the day and this one tastes exactly like apple pie. You will be surprised at how many healthy ingredients it uses!

Continue to the next page for 2 more recipes and a secret that will make your apple pies the best!

Apple pie is an American classic! Brought to America in the 17th and 18th centuries by British, Dutch and Swedish colonies, this fruit filled dessert stole the hearts of Americans.

Whether you prefer to top your slice of apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a slice of cheddar cheese, the flavors of apple and cinnamon are undeniably delicious!

Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread

My family always goes nuts over monkey bread, so adding apples and cinnamon was a natural progression for us! This recipe from Pillsbury delivers the delicious flavor of apple pie in this much sought-after treat.

Apple Pie Cream Cheese Bombs

We couldn't 'wrap' up this list without including these Apple Pie Cream Cheese Bombs. Wonton wrappers are easy to work with and low in calories! Creating your favorite pie filling and stuffing it inside a wonton wrapper with a dollop of cream cheese guarantees that these will disappear quickly.

Want to make the perfect apple pie? These are some of the tricks your grandma may be using to get the perfect pie every time.

A great pie starts with a great dough! The best tools to combine your ingredients for your crust is your hands. Avoid your food processor and pastry cutter, because your hands will do a better job.

The BIGGEST secret for great apple pies is to toss your sliced apples and the rest of the filling ingredients and let them let overnight. The sugar will draw out the liquid from the apples and then you can reduce it for a rich deep flavor.