In Robert's family, his mom is the "Pie Queen." He says this pie "Leaves his mama's in the dust." This pie began from a family tradition of apple picking in the Virginia Blue Ridge. Robert says, "I thought I would kick it up a few notches for Emeril by topping it with a maple Jack Daniels whipped cream and my amazing vanilla sauce. Every bite reminds me of trekking through the orchard with family searching for the perfect apple."