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Mock Apple Pie with Crackers

No recipe image available.Fool your friends and family with this mock 'apple' pie. They will never guess it's made with crackers!

Recipe Ingredients:

Pastry for 1 (9-inch) double-crust pie*
1 3/4 cups coarsely crumbled buttery snack crackers (such as Ritz)
1 3/4 cups water
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Roll out half the pastry and gently place in a 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle crumbled crackers in bottom of crust and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar and cream of tartar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and lemon peel. Pour syrup over crackers. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Roll out remaining pastry and place over pie. Trim, seal and flute edges. Make a couple slits in to of crust to allow steam to escape.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden.
  6. Cool completely before slicing.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.