Why would anyone want a mock apple pie when they could have a real apple pie? Well, that’s a very good question. But once you get a taste of this Ritz Mock Apple Pie you may start to wonder why anyone would want a real apple pie when they can have a mock apple pie!
Now, we're not trying to put down apples, but this recipe is really quite delicious. Those that have not tried a Ritz Mock Apple Pie may be skeptical of its taste. While this is understandable, the recipe has gotten great reviews. People who have tried it were known to say things like, “There are crackers in this??”, “This is delicious!” and “This tastes just like real apple pie!”.
So, whether you are looking for a conversation starter, want to try a delicious new dessert, or are just out of apples for the time being, we urge you to try this recipe to experience the taste for yourself. Then let us know how the Mock Apple Pie stands up against your apple pie recipes.
Ritz Cracker Mock Apple Pie
Pastry for a 9-inch double crust pie (recipe here)
36 Ritz round crackers, coarsely crushed
1 3/4 cups water
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter
1. Roll out half the pastry and line a 9-inch pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in prepared crust; set aside.
2. Heat water, sugar, and cream of tartar to a boil in saucepan over high heat; simmer for 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and cool.
3. Pour syrup over cracker crumbs. Dot with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon.
4. Roll out remaining pastry; place over pie.
5. Trim, seal, and flute edges. Slit top crust to allow steam to escape.
6. Bake at 425 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Cool completely before slicing.
Other Pies to Try
After giving this delicious mock apple pie a go, you'll find yourself wanting to make more pie. There are so many different types of pie out there to try. It's one of the most popular desserts in the United States for a good reason.
Strawberry pie is an often underappreciated summer dessert. Not everyone wants to bake in the summer, and that's understandable. It's hot and humid; you'd rather have a cool dessert like ice cream. But, if you can stand baking in the kitchen for a little while, you'll be left with a delicious dessert to go with that ice cream. Use fresh strawberries for optimal taste.
Grape pie is a less common pie flavor. Originally popularized in western New York, grape pie is a great way to use extra grapes that aren't being used for wine or other consumption. The idea of a grape pie might sound a little odd, but it's quite good. If you want a unique pie to bring to a gathering, this is it.
Speaking of unique pies, it's hard to beat Shoofly. Shoofly pie originated in the Pennsylvania Dutch region. It's a sweet pie made with molasses. This one will certainly be popular with children, but even adults can come to appreciate it. There is also a chocolate variation of Shoofly pie, if you want to up the sweetness even more!