Chemical Apple Pie (No Apple Apple Pie)

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This is a recipe for apple pie made without apples. It has all the characteristics of an apple pie with apples. If you didn't know better, you'd think that there really were apples in it. This is an old chemistry lab experiment to teach the limits of human senses.

2
2
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 25 buttery round crackers

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (225 degrees C).

  2. Roll out pastry and set aside. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan.

  3. In a small bowl mix together sugar and cream of tartar. Add mixture to boiling water. Stir, then add crackers, one at a time. Boil for 3 minutes, but do not stir.

  4. Pour cracker mixture into pastry-lined pie pan. Sprinkle crackers with cinnamon and dot with butter or margarine. Cover with top pastry. Seal edges and cut steam vents in top.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until crust is golden brown. May need to cover top pastry partway through baking to prevent overbrowning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
21g Fat
65g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 124mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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