Around here the competition is always Pecan Pie.
I'll admit that I'm a big fan of the Wonderful Nut, any way it comes. I remind myself that this is not "Apple country". You can't drive 50 miles to the cider mill where you get hot, fresh donuts and fresh pressed apple cider. So people around these parts don't think of apple pie as a staple.
All in all I feel pretty good about mine, it was a hit and in fairness there is about as much left of the pecan pie.