no apples

February 27, 2011

mock apple pie

makes about 6-8 servings

2 c water
3/4 c white sugar
2 tsp cream of tartar
30 buttery round crackers
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 T lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

1 c crushed buttery round crackers (~12 crackers)
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 c butter, melted (or 5 1/3 T)


  1. preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. in a saucepan over medium high heat, combine the water, sugar and cream of tartar; bring to boil.
  3. drop in whole crackers and boil for 5 minutes. pour mixture into pie shell; sprinkle with cinnamon and lemon juice.
  4. mix together the crushed crackers, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter; sprinkle over pie filling.
  5. bake for 15 minutes and reduce heat to 375 degrees F and continue to bake for 15-20 minutes longer. serve warm.


i remember someone… i don’t remember if it was sm or sc, but they mentioned something about mock apple pie to ma and she made it a couple of times when i was in middle school or junior high. i don’t even really remember what it tasted like… i’m sure it tasted like apple pie, because it sure smells like apple pie.

i’m making it for the anc meeting and i’m going to see if others will guess there’s not one apple in the pie =]


the pie was a hit ! only because everyone was trying to guess what was in the pie. and when they found out that there wasn’t a piece of fruit in it, they were all going crazy trying to figure out what kind of pie it was. some said apples, some said pears…

i was actually looking up the recipe again and saw some history on it. apparently in the 1930s, apples were really expensive, so someone devised a recipe for apple pie that didn’t use a single apple in it. i also read that some people will make this pie if their kids don’t like apples.

pretty ingenious if you ask me =]

One Response to “no apples”

  1. Jenn said

    Yep, I STILL can’t believe there was no fruit in that pie! Crazy…

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