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RITZ Mock Apple Pie
RITZ Mock Apple Pie

RITZ Mock Apple Pie

No time to peel apples? Fake it like a pro with this surprising combo of Ritz Crackers, lemon and cinnamon. Truly as easy as pie.
What You Need
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2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1-3/4 cups water
Zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon
1 pkg. (14.1 oz.) ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts)
36 RITZ Crackers, coarsely broken (about 1-3/4 cups)
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
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Let's Make It
1
Mix sugar and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in water. Bring to boil on high heat; simmer on low heat 5 min. or until mixture is reduced to 1-1/2 cups. Stir in zest and juice; cool 30 min.
2
Heat oven to 425°F. Roll out 1 crust on lightly floured surface to 11-inch circle; place in 9-inch pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in crust. Pour sugar syrup over crumbs; top with butter and cinnamon.
3
Roll out remaining crust to 10-inch circle; place over pie. Seal and flute edge. Cut several slits in top crust to permit steam to escape.
4
Bake 30 to 35 min. or until golden brown. Cool.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
Enjoy this mock apple pie treat but be mindful of the serving size.
Tip 2
Chocolate-Walnut Mock Apple Pie
Prepare as directed, sprinkling 1/2 cup each chopped PLANTERS Walnuts and BAKERS Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks over cracker crumbs before covering with sugar syrup.
Tip 3
Foil Tip Pie
Cover edge of pie crust with strip of foil for the last 15 min. of the baking time to prevent it from browning too much.
Tip 4
Substitute
Prepare using pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie. Divide pastry in half; continue as directed.
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