Thank you. I also agree that dedicating a September Challenge to apples would be a good idea.
I thought that you and other members might like to see what a "real" Papa John's Applepie looks like, as prepared by a local PJ shop where I picked up the pizza around lunch time today. It is a 10" pizza. I noticed that the apple dice were larger than mine and had a pleasant apple taste, but that there were no oat flakes that I could find after poking around the toppings and scrutinizing the pizza with a magnifying glass. The dry topping applied to the pizza on top of the apple topping was light in color and sparsely applied. It did not look like mine. However, Papa John's has another topping, called Cinnamon Spread, so it is possible that PJ franchisees are allowed to use that topping instead of the oat-based streusel topping, even though that would appears to be contrary to the photo of the Applepie pizza that is shown at the PJ website, which, to my eye, appears to show oat flakes (rendered more visible by magnifying the image).
The crust of the pizza was thinner than mine, but as previously noted, I was using an "emergency" PJ clone dough with a lot of yeast that resulted in a very gassy dough after better than tripling in volume. The apple topping also had a pasty texture indicative of the use of flour or some other thickener for the apple topping. As shown in the photo below, the rim of the pizza looks pockmarked. That is because the dough was taken directly from the cooler and very aggressively docked by two separate docking tools (one with short teeth and the other with long teeth) to be able to work with the dough to form a skin. After the pizza was dressed and baked, the icing was applied. That step was done out of my view, but I looked at the pizza just after it was boxed and handed to me and I could see that the icing had already melted and largely disappeared into the pizza.
Overall, the pizza was quite tasty, and for a price of $3.99 (plus tax), it is quite reasonable and will spare one from having to do a lot of work to replicate it at home. The weight of the pizza I purchased was almost 18 ounces just after coming out of the oven (I weighed it in the car).