RITZ Mock Apple Pie

270  Ratings
  • 35 min prep
  • 1 hr 40 min total
  • Makes 10 servings.

No time to peel apples? Fake it like a pro with this surprising combo of Ritz Crackers, lemon and cinnamon. Truly as easy as pie.

RITZ Mock Apple Pie Recipe


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  •  Zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 pkg. (14.1 oz.) ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts)
  • 36 RITZ Crackers, coarsely broken (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


  • Mix  sugar and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in water. Bring to boil on high heat; simmer on low heat 5 min. or until mixture is reduced to 1-1/2 cups. Stir in zest and juice; cool 30 min.
  • Heat  oven to 425°F. Roll out 1 crust on lightly floured surface to 11-inch circle; place in 9-inch pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in crust. Pour sugar syrup over crumbs; top with butter and cinnamon.
  • Roll  out remaining crust to 10-inch circle; place over pie. Seal and flute edge. Cut several slits in top crust to permit steam to escape.
  • Bake  30 to 35 min. or until golden brown. Cool.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseEnjoy this mock apple pie treat but be mindful of the serving size.

Chocolate-Walnut Mock Apple PiePrepare as directed, sprinkling 1/2 cup each chopped walnuts and semi-sweet chocolate chunks over cracker crumbs before covering with sugar syrup.

SubstitutePrepare using pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie. Divide pastry in half; continue as directed.


Nutrition Information

Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 420 
    • Total fat 18 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 5 mg
    • Sodium 430 mg
    • Carbohydrate 64 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 40 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 2 %DV
    • Iron 8 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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