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SHH..Don�t tell anyone there are no apples in it.

Posted by minnie_tx (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 26, 12 at 16:42

We made these in the 50�s and 60�s
We'd take them to work and fool everyone
Fun for kids to make too.

Appleless Apple Pie
Into a saucepan put
2 cups of water
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 heaping teaspoons of cream of tarter
Add 20 Ritz crackers
Boil 2 minutes WITHOUT stirring
Pour into unbaked pie crust
Dot with Nutmeg, Cinnamon and butter
Bake in 350 oven for 25-30 minutes.
Pie crust may be latticed on top if desired.


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RE: SHH..Don�t tell anyone there are no apples in it.

I've had that before. Really good!


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RE: SHH..Don�t tell anyone there are no apples in it.

I've seen that recipe for years, but never tried it. Does it really taste like apple pie?


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RE: SHH..Don�t tell anyone there are no apples in it.

Oh, yes, I've made that, back in the day.

Here is a similar one that I made back then.

MOCK PECAN PIE

1 cup Post Grape-Nuts cereal
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup melted oleo
3 eggs, beaten
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
3/4 cup lukewarm water
1 cup dark Karo corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch salt

Soak Post Grape-Nuts cereal in water until water is absorbed. Combine sugar, Karo syrup, oleo and salt in saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, beat eggs until foamy. Add small amount of hot syrup mixture to eggs. Mix well and add rest of syrup and other ingredients. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.

Do they still make Post Grape-Nuts cereal?

Sue


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RE: SHH..Don�t tell anyone there are no apples in it.

Sue - they still make Grape Nuts - it's one of our favorites. My DH even sprinkles it on his ice cream.


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RE: SHH..Don�t tell anyone there are no apples in it.

I remember a pie made with saltine crackers and pecans folded into meringue and baked and topped with whipped cream. It was good...but I don't remember the name of it.


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RE: SHH..Don�t tell anyone there are no apples in it.

Here's the Mock Apple Pie rendition with saltine crackers.

pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
1 sleeve saltine crackers
2 cups water
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon butter
cinnamon

Preparation:

Line a 9-inch pie plate with rolled-out pastry. Break saltines coarsely into the pie shell. Combine water, sugar, and cream of tartar in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and peel; cool. Pour the syrup over crackers. Dot with butter and sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Cover with top crust and flute edge. Cut slits into top to allow steam to escape. Bake in a 425� oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and crisp. Serve warm, with ice cream, if desired


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RE: SHH..Don�t tell anyone there are no apples in it.

lol...have a frozen apple pie in the freezer! but have been saving it for a tigers win in the world series!


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