Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Pi day

Whether you are making pie charts, chicken pot pie, meat pies, fruit pies, Ritz mock apple pie, Libby's tomato pie, bean pie, raisin pie, nut pies, cream pies, or just thinking about useing or when you last used the mathematical pi 3.14, Happy PI day to ya.

Did I miss any Pie types?

Here is my recipe for Ritz Mock Apple Pie
Pastry for two-crust 9-inch pie
36 RITZ Crackers, coarsely broken (about 1 3/4 cups crumbs)
1 3/4 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Grated peel of one lemon
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Roll out half the pastry and line a 9-inch pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in prepared crust; set aside.
Heat water, sugar and cream of tartar to a boil in saucepan over high heat; simmer for 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and peel; cool.
Pour syrup over cracker crumbs. Dot with margarine or 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 at 425°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Cool completely.
Funny thing, I can't remember the last time I had a Ritz cracker let alone this pie... (But it is still in ye olde e-mail recipe file. Which means that I typed it in at one point in time...)

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