Prep 0 mins
Cook 35 mins
To answer the reviewer who questioned the lack of apples, I believe this is what is called "Mock Apple Pie." That is, it tastes like apple pie but uses no apples. My grandmother makes something like this. That said, this is not my recipe. It is an adopted recipe that I have asked be removed from my account, along with all other adoptees. Most were removed, but a couple were apparently missed.
- 2 unbaked pie crusts
- 4 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 40 Ritz crackers
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 lemon, juice and rind of, grated rind
- Make your favorite pie crust (top and bottom).
- Boil water, sugar and cream of tartar.
- Add whole crackers, 1 at a time. Boil 2 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Pour into prepared pie shell.
- Cover with top crust. Slit top for steam vents.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350 degrees.
- Continue to bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven.
I haven't tried making this particular recipe (Apple Pie #1), so I don't know how it tastes nor how easy/difficult it is to make. But it seemed rather odd to me that an apple pie recipe doesn't include any apples. I don't know if apples were inadvertently omitted from the list of ingredients, or whether the combination of other ingredients (Ritz Crackers?) gives it an apple taste which thereby makes it unnecessary to include apples altogether as a primary ingredient. Without a written comment from the cook (who posted this recipe) to explain why apples are not included, it's difficult to know which is the case. But I'm inclinced to avoid this recipe for that reason (especially since there is a plethora of simarilar recipes).