Happy April Fool’s Day! Since it’s Tuesday, I thought I’d kill two birds with one blog. Today’s Tuesday Treat is Apple Pie My Eye, a dessert perfect for April Fool’s Day. You’ll understand once you read the recipe.
True story. When I was a kid, I made this pie and entered it in the county fair. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I’d won a blue ribbon–for best FRUIT pie. Seriously! And the recipe was even attached to my entry. Go figure! 😆
Apple Pie My Eye
In a 2 quart sauce pan, add ingredients and stir.
2 cups water
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 stick margarine or butter
Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes.
In a bowl, break 21 soda crackers into 3rds. Sprinkle with
1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Drop mixture into boiling syrup and push down with spoon. Boil another 3 minutes WITHOUT stirring.
Pour into unbaked 9-inch pie shell and top with a second crust. Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Here’s a quick and easy pie crust recipe:
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup corn oil
Blend in a bowl. Add 3 tablespoons water. Mix and form into two balls. Roll out each ball between two pieces of wax paper. Don’t use flour when rolling out.
Note: I haven’t made this pie using the Pillsbury refrigerated crusts but I can’t imagine they wouldn’t work, too, for really easy peasy.