While pie on a stick is often made with a lollipop stick and a pocket pie top, the Iowa State Fair invented a pared-down version of the dessert for this year's festivities.
Rather than having a classic round pie shape sit on top of the stick, this variation features three apple slices that have been skewered on a stick and deep-fried in a batter. For an extra hit of sweetness, the crispy coating is sprinkled with what looks like cinnamon and sugar, as well as a drizzle of sauce.
Food on a stick is no longer just reserved for street and fair food. This convenient way to cook and eat is becoming a phenomenon in restaurants and frozen meals.