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There mock apple pie also known as Ritz cracker mock apple (a very long name), is one apple pie without apples. of apples in this recipe you do not even see the shadow, yet those who test it claim that there are! Absurd right? Perhaps it will also sound strange to you to know that this cake is prepared with the famous Ritz, but do not turn up your nose because once you try it I am sure you will like it.
It is in fact a cake made with a shortcrust pastry shell and then filled with crackers or Ritz, eggs, butter, sugar, cream of tartar, lemon and cinnamon. It is said that this recipe originated in America during the Great Depression, when apples were very expensive and Americans, in order not to give up Apple pie, found a way to replace the filling of their national pie with something that could resemble you in the taste and perfume. More than successful experiment I would say;)
How to make the Mock Apple Pie
Put the sugar and the cream of tartar in a saucepan.
Add the water and lemon juice and bring to a boil over the heat.
Cook for about 15 minutes and stir.
Let it cool for 30 minutes.
Line the mold with parchment paper and roll out the brisee inside.
Then put the chopped ritz, pour the cooled syrup, cinnamon and sprigs of butter.
Then cover with the second disc of brisee dough.
Seal the two discs well together and make cuts on the surface.
Brush the surface with a little milk and cover with brown sugar.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 30 minutes or until durable.
Your mock apple pie is ready.