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5 from 2 votes

Mock Apple Pie

You can fool everyone with this Ritz Cracker Pie, it really does taste just like apple pie. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pie Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 490kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 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 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.



Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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