Mock apple pie is a pie that tastes just like apples, but it has ZERO apples in it. Does this taste like apple pie? Yes, it does.
It is a fun recipe, it has “unusual” ingredients, but it tastes amazing like apple pie. So you might be asking yourself why in the world is this called, “mock apple pie”, well it has no apples in it.
This is a recipe from Ritz crackers. The crackers are what makes up these apples. This pie is made just like an apple pie, with the exception of the apples. A sweet syrup is made, and the crackers are seasoned just like you would an apple pie.
Mock Apple Pie is a recipe that was just sitting (unmade) in my recipe box for a long time. It was in my Grandmother’s collection, and I don’t know why I put off making this pie for so long. It was right up my alley – it’s a fun recipe, it has unusual ingredients, and it tastes amazingly like apple pie.
So you might be asking yourself why in the world is this called mock apple pie? Well, it’s because it has no apples in it. This is a recipe from a Ritz Crackers box, and Ritz Crackers are used instead of apples. This Ritz mock apple pie is made just like a regular apple pie – you make a sweet syrup and spice the crackers just as if they are apples.
I had a lot of fun making this Ritz Cracker pie and even more fun when I took the pie to work. Everyone thought this was apple pie. I set the pie out on the counter where all food goes, and as people got a slice, I asked them what type of pie they thought they were eating. Most everyone said apple pie. Everyone looked so surprised when I told them it was Ritz Crackers. Then I got asked for the recipe!
Super easy to make Ritz Cracker Apple Pie!
This recipe is made with easy to find ingredients. While you don’t need any apples you do need some Ritz crackers, two unbaked pie shells, lemon juice, sugar, and spices turn into an amazing flavor that tastes just like apples.
You will need to make a syrup out of lemon juice, sugar, and spices. The crackers are broken and placed into a pie shell along with some pats of butter. You will pour the syrup over the crackers and butter, top with another unbaked pie shell. You will then bake this delicious pie.
Why Does Mock Apple Pie Taste Like Apple Pie?
This recipe tastes just like apple pie because it’s made with the same easy to find ingredients that you would use for a regular apple pie. While you don’t need any apples, you do need some Ritz Crackers.
The crackers are broken and placed in an uncooked pie shell along with some pats of butter. You make a syrup out of lemon juice, sugar, and spices, and you pour the syrup over the crackers.
You top your mock apples with another pie shell and pop your concoction in the oven. Your pie will even smell like apple pie while it is cooking!
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I hope you enjoyed reading my mock apple pie story and that you have fun making this Ritz mock apple pie. It is easy to put together, and you’ll enjoy fooling your family and friends. This pie really does taste just like an apple pie. Make this Ritz Cracker pie and let me know what everyone thought about the amazing apple taste!
Mock Apple Pie
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 2 unbaked pie shells or 1 package of refrigerated pie crust dough
- 40 Ritz Crackers
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium-sized saucepan combine water, sugar, and cream of tartar bring to a boil. Once the syrup begins to boil add the lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir lemon juice and zest into syrup in the mixture, reduce heat to low, and simmer for approximately 15 minutes, after 15 minutes allow syrup to cool.
- Place one pie crust in a pie pan, and then break crackers into the pie shell. Pour syrup over the crackers. Sprinkle cinnamon over crackers, and sprinkle over nutmeg over the crackers. Place the butter pieces on top of the crackers.
- Top with pie shell with remaining pie crust. Pinch together crusts and then trim off excess pie shell. Make a couple of slits in the top of the pie so the steam can escape while cooking. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the pie crust is golden brown.