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Mock Apple Pie Recipe

Mock Apple Pie Recipe

My mother made this dessert often during the Depression, and our guests were always astounded that soda crackers could be such convincing 'apples'!—Shirley Hunter, St. Paul, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for double-crust pie
  • 18 saltines, halved
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • 1. Place bottom pastry in a 9-in. pie plate. Layer crackers in shell; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Carefully pour over crackers (filling will be very thin). Cool for 10 minutes. Cut lattice strips from remaining pastry; place over filling. Seal and flute edges. Bake at 400° for 25-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 414 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Mock Apple Pie

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mamaknowsbest 62740
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"Surprise! When apples are not abound try this fun recipe. I have made this recipe a number of times and it has always turned out great. We use buttery round Ritz style crackers, cut in half. This lends itself very well to looking like cut apples. Out of family preference, we do a simple cinnamon, brown sugar and nut topping. Adds a wonderful crunch to this fun pie! Like most fruit pies it is best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream."

MY REVIEW
littlemissleelee1 24218
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"i make this with ritz crackers tastes more like apples. hubby still dont know there are no apples in it."

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patty1124 23437
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2009

"Big Smile Hello  everyone.

I recently found this recipie on heloise. But it didnt call for lemon juice. I also used the saltine crackers. My question is after you boil the water with the  cream of tarter in it , it says to put in the 20 crackers. Do you break them up or just lay then in the liquid mixture? Ive made the pie and waiting for it to cool. hope it turns out.  I had to add the sugar and cinnamon mixture and  tabs of butter on the top crust as i didnt see  to add the cinnamon and butter in the liquid?  please help. would love to make this for my hubby as he loves pies.  thank you in advance 
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MY REVIEW
norgil59 47791
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

"I USE RITZ CRACKERS INSTEAD OF SALTINES, IT COMES OUT GREAT...EVEN SMELLS LIKE APPLE PIE.."

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