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Ritz Mock Apple Pie

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36 Ritz Crackers, coarsely broken
2 cups sugar
Small hand of raisins
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
grated peel of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pastry for 2 crust 9" pie

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll out half of the pastry and place in 9" pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in crust; set aside.

Mix sugar and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in 1 3/4 cups water until well blended. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes. Add lemon peel and juice; cool. Pour syrup over cracker crumbs. Dot with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon.

Roll out remaining pastry; place over pie. Trim; seal and flute edges. Slit top crust to allow steam to escape.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Cool completely.

Makes 10 servings.

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I think everyone's mothers made this in the 70's. My mother put a little flair to hers.

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