With the abundance of apples being harvested in Western Colorado this fall, now is the perfect time to create an incredibly beautiful and delicious dessert everyone one will love.

The really great thing about this recipe is unlike a lot of fancy desserts, it doesn't require any real culinary artistry.

The first time you make these you'll want to go slow, but it's worth the extra effort to make sure the apples and pastry look as good as they will taste.

Also, if you don't have apricot preserves, peach, plum, strawberry or even orange marmalade would be good substitutes.