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Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ProgramsWithFortran » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:23 pm

http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/recipes/ri ... 53709.aspx

I was finally brave enough to make this the other day. I was really surprised, it turned out very well. Most of the people couldn't tell it wasn't apple pie. It was really easy to make too. I made another one a couple of days ago because my daughter wanted it again!

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:13 am

ProgramsWithFortran wrote:http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/recipes/ri ... 53709.aspx

I was finally brave enough to make this the other day. I was really surprised, it turned out very well. Most of the people couldn't tell it wasn't apple pie. It was really easy to make too. I made another one a couple of days ago because my daughter wanted it again!
I have always wanted to try that recipe. Glad it turned out well. :)

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ToBeannounced » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:28 pm

I have never heard of it - sounds awesome. That's a lot of sugar! Did you find it too sweet?

At first glance, I thought this recipe had some connection to the hotel chain. :lol:

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by College Boy » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:16 pm

It dates back to WWII when apples were hard to get (all going to the troops).

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ToBeannounced » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:12 pm

college boy wrote:It dates back to WWII when apples were hard to get (all going to the troops).

-Mike
Ah, and also this:
A mock apple pie made from crackers was apparently invented by pioneers on the move during the nineteenth century who were bereft of apples.

from wiki

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by LandLover » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:53 pm

What is the consistancy? Like, is it gooey or chunks of stuff or?

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:20 am

ToBeannounced wrote:I have never heard of it - sounds awesome. That's a lot of sugar! Did you find it too sweet?

At first glance, I thought this recipe had some connection to the hotel chain. :lol:
That certainly is a lot of sugar. The only thing I can think of is that it might be to off-set the saltiness of the crackers.

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ToBeannounced » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:44 am

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
ToBeannounced wrote:I have never heard of it - sounds awesome. That's a lot of sugar! Did you find it too sweet?

At first glance, I thought this recipe had some connection to the hotel chain. :lol:
That certainly is a lot of sugar. The only thing I can think of is that it might be to off-set the saltiness of the crackers.


I think you're right.

Does anyone remember Johnny Cakes?
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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:19 pm

ToBeannounced wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:
ToBeannounced wrote:I have never heard of it - sounds awesome. That's a lot of sugar! Did you find it too sweet?

At first glance, I thought this recipe had some connection to the hotel chain. :lol:
That certainly is a lot of sugar. The only thing I can think of is that it might be to off-set the saltiness of the crackers.


I think you're right.

Making this recipe for kids would provide an awesome little history lesson, if the origins of it were explained to them. Does anyone remember Johnny Cakes?
It sort of sounds familiar. What was it like?

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ToBeannounced » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:11 pm

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
ToBeannounced wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:
ToBeannounced wrote:I have never heard of it - sounds awesome. That's a lot of sugar! Did you find it too sweet?

At first glance, I thought this recipe had some connection to the hotel chain. :lol:
That certainly is a lot of sugar. The only thing I can think of is that it might be to off-set the saltiness of the crackers.


I think you're right.

Making this recipe for kids would provide an awesome little history lesson, if the origins of it were explained to them. Does anyone remember Johnny Cakes?
It sort of sounds familiar. What was it like?
My grade two teacher made them for us after we read the story of Johnny Appleseed. They are a cornbread-based, cake-like bread. I will try to find a recipe.

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by tattulip » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:14 pm

Johnnycake History

Johnnycakes are the New England equivalent of tortillas. The simplest recipes call for nothing but cornmeal, boiling water, and a little salt. The batter should be fairly thin so that when fried on a hot griddle, the batter is no more than a quarter of an inch thick.

Rhode Islanders take their johnnycakes so seriously that they hold baking and eating contests every year. In Rhode Island, traditionally, the cake is made only from fine white corn that has been ground by a water process.

The origin of the name johnnycakes (jonnycakes) is something of a mystery and probably has nothing to do with the name John. They were also called journey cakes because they could be carried on long trips in saddlebags and baked along the way. Some historians think that they were originally called Shawnee cakes and that the colonists slurred the words, pronouncing it as johnnycakes. Historians also think that "janiken," an American Indian word meant "corn cake," could possibly be the origin.

The settlers of New England learned how to make johnnycakes from the local Pawtuxet Indians, who showed the starving Pilgrims how to grind and use corn for eating. When the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in 1620, most of their wheat brought from England had spoiled on the long voyage. It is said that Myles Standish (1584-1656), the military leader of the Plymouth Colony, discovered a cache of corn stored by the Indians.

Johnnycake Recipe

1 cup white cornmeal
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
Bacon drippings

In a medium bowl, place cornmeal and salt.

In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water to a rapid boil; remove from heat. With the saucepan in one hand, let the boiling water dribble onto the cornmeal while stirring constantly with the other hand. Then stir the milk into the mixture (it will be fairly thick, but not runny).

Generously grease a large, heavy frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) with the bacon drippings and heat. When pan is hot, drop the batter by spoonfuls. Flatten the batter with a spatula to a thickness of approximately 1/4 inch. Fry until golden brown, turn, and brown on the other side (adding more bacon drippings as needed).

Serve hot with butter, maple syrup, or applesauce.

Makes 4 servings.

Hoecakes are a variant of jonnycakes, and are cooked on a griddle (or traditionally the blade of a hoe).

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ToBeannounced » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:16 pm

Johnny Cake

1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/3 cups cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup milk



DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease thoroughly an 8 inch square cake pan.
Combine cornmeal and milk. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together the egg and milk.
Cream shortening, and blend in sugar. Stir flour mixture and egg mixture alternately into creamed mixture alternately. Blend in cornmeal mixture.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve hot, with maple syrup.
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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by tattulip » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:18 pm

ToBeannounced wrote:Thanks. I'll take maple syrup with mine.
I thought johnny cakes were a southern thing? I had them at "Lady & Sons" restaurant in Savannah. They were :drool:

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Re: Ritz Mock Apple Pie

Post by ToBeannounced » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:21 pm

tattulip wrote:
ToBeannounced wrote:Thanks. I'll take maple syrup with mine.
I thought johnny cakes were a southern thing? I had them at "Lady & Sons" restaurant in Savannah. They were :drool:

I'd forgotten about them until this thread. Yes, they do seem like a southern dish, due to the cornmeal.

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