1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pan with pie crust on baking sheet; pour 1/2 can of apple pie filling into crust and spread evenly. Set aside.
2. With a mixer, beat together cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition; pour filling over apple layer. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until center is almost set. Let cool completely.
3. Prior to serving, garnish (in this order) with remaining apple pie filling, caramel syrup, (pour in a swirl design over apple pie filling) , and toasted pecan halves around edges of pie.
Toast pecan halves in oven on a baking sheet at 375degrees F for 3-5 minutes or until pecans are well toasted.
Source: Diana Baker Woodall
Date: November 10, 2001