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Nov 21, 2006 02:19 PM

This is weird but....Mock Apple Pie

Does anyone have a good recipe for mock apple pie? My aunt used to make a mock apple pie with Ritz crackers as a primary ingredient during my youth. She'd bring it to church suppers and it was always a hit. I know this sounds weird but I remember it was being quite tasty to my six-year-old palate. Ideas?

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  1. I think it is on the Ritz box.

    1. There is one in both of Ken Haefrich's Pie books. PIE and APPLE PIE PERFECT.

      1. It is an old WW II and Depression era recipe

        1. I remember seeing it all my life on the back of the Ritz box and wondering how terrible it must be. What did it taste like?

          1. I'm fascinated by this. Jeffrey Steingarten wrote about making one in an essay dedicated to recipes on the back of boxes. Apparently it was pretty much indistinguishable from the real thing. You can find the rather fascinating commentary (if not the recipe) in the book "The Man Who Ate Everything".