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This pie was made on the Old West cattle drives, and the cowboys
were always amazed that soda crackers could be such convincing 'apples'!

Mock Apple Pie Recipe

Cook Time
Prep: 15 min. + cooling
Bake: 25 min.
8 servings

  • Pastry for double-crust pie
  • 18 saltines, halved
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1. Place bottom pastry in a 9-in. pie plate.
    2. Layer crackers in shell; set aside.
    3. In a small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
    4. Carefully pour over crackers (filling will be very thin).
    5. Cool for 10 minutes.
    6. Cut lattice strips from remaining pastry; place over filling.
    7. Seal and flute edges. 
    8. Bake at 400° for 25-20 minutes or until golden brown.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 414 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.