Prepare pastry for a two crust pie or use store bought rollout pie pastry.
Heat your oven to 425*F. In a large saucepan, combine reserved apricot liquid, sugar, cornstarch, apples, dates and lemon juice. You may sprinkle the nutmeg over the top now, if desired. Cover; cook gently until apples are soft, stirring occasionally. Remove from hea and fold in apricot halves. Spoon this mixture into pastry lined pie pan.
To make a decorative top crust, use canape(or small cookie) cutter(1") to cut out center of dough. Repeat cutouts in an evenly spaced pattern, working from center to within 1 1/2" of edge. Arrange pastry over filling. Fold the edge of the top pastry under bottom pastry. Press together to seal; flute edge.
Bake at 425*F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling bubbles. Enjoy!