Depression Era recipes..(and others like it)

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by redhen, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ..well i figured with all this depression talk going on it may be useful to also have a recipe section where we could all give and get these type of recipes...just in case....[​IMG]

    okay, mine is from my grandma...and believe it or not..it REALLY tastes very much like apple pie...give it a try..i think you'll be suprised...[​IMG]
    MOCK APPLE PIE

    2 cups water
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    2 Tsp. cream of tarter
    Bring to a boil..then add:
    22 Ritz crackers
    juice of 1/2 lemon
    1 Tsp. cinnamon
    Bake in a 2 crust pie for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
    Really yummy!!
    edited to add:..dont stir or mush up the crackers to much when you add them to the liquid..the idea is that the crackers will simulate the chunks of "apple".. inside the pie...
     
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Not to be a downer or anything, but a 16 ounce of plain ritz was on the shelf for nearly 4 bucks!!!! [​IMG] Boy things are expensive when not on sale!
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Yeah I was just thinking the crackers cost more than the apples. [​IMG]
     
  4. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    In the OP defense I just went to the grocery store and happen to look at the crackers which were on sale for 1.75 however the apples were (I could not believe it I left with none) 1.69 a pound for Granny smiths. So I would guess that if you were able to get generic crackers at the dollar store then this recipe would be cheaper. I miss the apple,plum, and apricot trees I had growing up.
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Makes me happy there's an apple orchard across the street from us!
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ..still...maybe you wont have apples handy...then you'll be sorry!!...lol...[​IMG]...
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Wonder if homemade crackers would work for this recipe?
     
  8. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I went apple picking just yesterday, thank goodness.
    I am going to can cinnamon apples and freeze some apple pies and cobblers.I want to do something with the pears too.
    We picked 2 bushels of apples and 1 bushel of pears.
    The supermarket prices are crazy.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    yeah..apples can be expensive.[​IMG]...i'm going this week to pick some..i'm going to make scrambled egg's apple butter recipe..[​IMG]
     
  10. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    My Grocery bill has gone up from $200.00 to almost 300.00 for the same things, I am amazed at the hike in prices. I have been even more frugal and diligent about shopping the sales and keeping track of pricing at each store and looking up their ads on line for the loss leaders for the week so I don't waste gas to get there. My kids have a field trip to an apple orchard this week, I told them to get as many as they can LOL.
     
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