Recipe by NoSpringChicken
Let your family members or guests eat some of this before asking if they know what it contains!!! The title tells it all. It is surprisingly good...and a fun thing to do, especially with children. Serve warm with ice cream or a cheese wedge.
Top Review by rjryan2011
My Mom use to always talk about how Grandma made a mock apple pie using Ritz crackers during the depression. I've always wanted to try one, and now that I've found a recipe I will! Thank You!
- pastry for double-crust pie
- 36 Ritz crackers
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 lemon, zest of
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions See How It's Made
- Roll out bottom crust of pastry and fit into 9 inch pie plate.
- Break crackers coarsely into pastry lined pan; set aside.
- In saucepan, combine water, sugar and cream of tartar; bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add lemon juice and rind.
- Let stand at room temperature until cool.
- Slowly pour syrup over crackers, letting it seep in some as you go along.
- Dot top with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Cover with top crust; flute edges.
- Cut slits in top crust.
- Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden.