South Dakota’s cookie is a mini pie version of apple kuchen, a traditional German dessert. It has a bread-like crust, tart spiced apple pie filling, and a creamy vanilla custard on top.
New York’s cookie is a snickerdoodle stuffed with an apple pie filling.
Michigan’s cookie is moist and full of apple flavor thanks to shredded apple, apple cider, and a cider and brown sugar glaze.
This baklava is a cross between an apple pie and baklava, with layers of flaky phyllo pastry, pecans, and diced apples, soaked in maple syrup.
Iowa’s cookie is not quite a cookie, not quite a muffin, and imitate apple fritters, with bits of fresh apple and a cinnamon glaze.