Mock apple pie, angel pecan pie and Ritz cracker pie are some pie recipes that use Ritz crackers. Ritz crackers may be crushed and incorporated into a pie crust, or in some cases, used as a filling.
Mock apple pie uses Ritz crackers and flavored syrup to mimic the taste and texture of apple pie filling. To make this recipe, preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of sugar, 1 3/4 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar. Whisk until sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer until mixture has reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 15 minutes. Stir in zest and 2 tablespoons of juice from one lemon, plus 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
Roll out store-bought or pre-made pie crusts. Cut an 11-inch circle for the bottom crust, and a 10-inch circle for the top. Press the bottom crust into a pie pan. Fill the crust with 36 coarsely broken Ritz crackers. Pour the syrup over the crackers, dot with 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
Beat together one egg and 1 tablespoon of milk. Place the top crust over the pie. Seal and brush with egg wash, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of white sugar. Cut vents into the top crust. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.