• 6servings

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsLipids, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsC, D

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 Pie pastry

  2. 36 Ritz crackers

  3. 2 cups 474ml Water

  4. 1 cup 198g / 7oz Sugar

  5. 1 cup 160g / 5.6oz Brown sugar

  6. 2 teaspoons 10ml Cream of tartar

  7. 2 tablespoons 30ml Lemon juice

  8. 1 Lemon rind - grated

  9. 2 tablespoons 30ml Butter or margarine

  10. 1 Cinnamon to taste

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Note: perhaps the most famous fake, this apple pie contains no apples. Made famous by the Ritz cracker manufacturer during world war ii when apples were hard to find, this pie uses candied cracker crumbs and lemon juice and cinnamon to fake the taste of mom's real thing.

  2. Preheat oven to 425F Roll out pastry and fit to pan. Break crackers coarsely into the pastry lined pan. Combine water, sugars and cream of tartar in a saucepan. Boil gently for fifteen minutes. Add lemon juice and rind and let cool.

  3. Pour mixture over the cracker crumbs. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll out the remaining pastry. Cover the crackers. Trim and flute the pastry edges. Cut slits in the top crust to let steam escape.

  4. Place in oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until crisp and golden.

  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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