This came from a request on our Request a Recipe board. My experiment incorporated KimmieOH's (recipe #45567) and Sharon123's (recipe #48766) recipes and I'd like to thank both of them. The recipe looks more complicated than it is. There are quite a few steps, but each one is simple and not as time consuming as it appears and most can be done ahead of time. If you prefer a sweeter pretzel you can try a different type of apple (I liked the tartness of the Granny Smith's). Also, I added the pecans as my personal preference, but they can be omitted. I think the results came out great. Hope you do, too.