Mock Apple Pie


Try this mock apple pie recipe for a fun pie that's loaded with apple pie flavor but made with no apples! Be sure to serve it warm.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9-inch pie



  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 30 buttery round crackers

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 (9 inch) prepared pie shell


  • 1 cup crushed buttery round crackers

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Make the pie: Bring water, sugar, and cream of tartar to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Drop in whole crackers and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour mixture into pie shell; sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with lemon juice.

  3. Make the topping: Mix crushed crackers, brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon together in a small bowl; sprinkle over pie filling.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and continue to bake for 15 to 20 more minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
21g Fat
62g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 366mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 163mg 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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