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Apple Pie With No Apples

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“This recipe is one that my mother, grandmother and great grandmother made. I thought it had been lost when my mother died. Imagine my surprise when I found it written on the inside of her favorite cookbook, which I inherited. I had no idea whether or not it would taste as good as my childhood memories when I made it. It does. One can use either pre-made unbaked pie shells and/or crusts, or homemade. I used a pre-made, unbaked shell and then cut up a premade (boxed) unbaked crust for the lattice top. The extra pie crust I sprinkled with sugar and baked along with the pie. I remember the "pie crust cookies" from my childhood too. This pie has the taste and texture of a real apple pie, and it's a lot of fun to see the expressions when it's revealed that the 'secret ingredient' is Ritz crackers. It's a quick and easy recipe that tastes good.”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan mix water, sugar and cream of tartar.
  2. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add Ritz crackers.
  4. Bring to a hard boil for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and pour into pie crust.
  7. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and place butter pats on top.
  8. Put pie crust strips on top to form a lattice.
  9. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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