Mock Apple Pie
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
Pastry for two-crust 9-inch pie
36 Ritz crackers, coarsely broken (about 1-3/4 cups crumbs)
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 tsp cream of tartar
2 T lemon juice
Grated rind of one lemon (optional)
2 T margarine
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
NOTE: No apples needed – this is not an omission
Roll out half the pastry and line a 9-inch pie plate. Place crackers in prepared crust.
In saucepan over high heat, heat water, sugar, and cream of tartar to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and rind; cool.
Pour syrup over crackers. Dot with margarine; sprinkle with cinnamon.
Roll out remaining pastry; place over pie.
Trim, seal and flute edges. Slit top crust to allow steam to escape.
Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Makes 8 servings.