Need a quick dessert, like a yummy apple crisp, but no apples on hand? Made in the tradition of the Ritz Mock Apple Pie, you have everything in your pantry for this no-crust crisp. It's a brain twister - tastes like the real thing!
Preheat oven to 425 and butter a 2 quart casserole.
For Filling: Combine water, white sugar, and cream of tartar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
Roughly break 30-40 Ritz crackers into buttered casserole, scatter evenly. Pour sugar mixture over crackers. Sprinkle with cinnamon and lemon juice.
For Topping: Mix together 20 crushed Ritz crackers, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
Bake 10 minutes at 425. Reduce heat to 375 and continue to bake 15-20 minutes longer or until topping is golden brown and filling is no longer jiggly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.