Hostess " Cup Cake and Fruit Pies" might still make these. Not sure about that. It was a glaze that they put on the outside. Looked kind of like a glazed doughnut. Hope you know what I mean. Not sure if it was put on before or after.
I'm working on a Cooked Chocolate pie recipe.
Cheating like crazy. Using the Jello Cooked Chocolate.
I like your idea for the fruit pies and will give it a definite try for the Apple pies. Have a feeling my bright idea might end up down the disposal