Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ritz Pie

Rommie`s get well soon pie :)
Note: The words are written in food colouring on leftover pie crust. I cooked the pie with them on `
it and it didn't run, so, Awesome!
My grandmother first made this for us a few years ago, and I'm really not sure where she got this recipe. She gave it to all the grandkids to try and guess the flavour. It tasted EXACTLY like apple pie. Since it can be made with absolutely no sugar, I made it for maa roommate when she was sick for a few weeks. It was a hit!

-9" pie crust pastry
-1 cup crumbled Ritz crackers (about 25)
-1/2 cup packed brown sugar
-1/3 cup butter, melted
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/2 cup white sugar
-2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
-30 Ritz crackers
-2 teaspoons lemon juice
-1 teaspoon cinnamon

Roll the pastry out and line a 9" pie plate and crimp the edges. You can also buy an already hard pie shell that doesn't require any rolling and comes in the dish.

Preheat he oven to 400F. To make the topping, combine the cracker crumbs, brown sugar, melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl and mix.

To make the filling, in a large saucepan, bring the water, sugar and cream of tartar to a boil. Stir in the 30 whole crackers and reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Pour the mixture carefully into the pie crust then sprinkle with lemon juice and the remainder 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Cover even with the topping.

Bake at 400F for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350F and bake for 15-20 minutes longer until the pastry is golden brown.



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