Let's say you have an abundance of zucchini, but you're fresh out of apples. You can sneak this on the kids and they'll never know.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Place zucchini and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, or until tender. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg. Simmer 1 minute longer, remove from heat, and set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir 1/2 cup crumb mixture into zucchini mixture. Press half the remaining crumb mixture into the prepared pan. Spread zucchini evenly over crust. Crumble remaining crumb mixture over zucchini, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 48.2g 16% DV; fat 15.7g 24% DV; cholesterol 40.7mg 14% DV; sodium 113.1mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
I made zucchini apple pie before, but this is the best dessert recipe for zucchini. I substituted 1/2 cup oatmeal for 1/2 cup of the flour and I also put chopped walnuts (1/2 cup) on top. Absolutely wonderful! Read More
(40)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2003
This recipe is very good..but it was too dry. I think if you have a recipe for apple cobbler that you like..you could fix the zucchini in it like you do in this recipe and it would be better. The zucchini does taste just like apples! Read More
(5)
133 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 99
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
I made zucchini apple pie before, but this is the best dessert recipe for zucchini. I substituted 1/2 cup oatmeal for 1/2 cup of the flour and I also put chopped walnuts (1/2 cup) on top. Absolutely wonderful! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2004
Awesome! I added quite a bit more zucchini than the recipe called for and cut the sugar in the topping down to 1 cup. I also substituted 2 cups of oats for 2 cups of flour and used whole wheat pastry flour for the rest to give it more fiber. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2003
Absolutely FABULOUS! My 80 yr. old neighbor accross the street grows zucchini every year because his wife likes them. He will not eat zucchini in any form--ends up giving most of the zucchini to neighbors. I took some of this cobbler to them, and just told them it was a delicious cobbler--then told him to tell me what kind of cobbler it was. Of course he said "Apple". When I told him it was zucchini, he wouln't believe me. I had to go accross the street and bring the recipe to show him. His wife now has the recipe, and he might eventually try zucchini in other tasty dishes. A real hit with everybody who has tried it. Thanks Beverly for sharing this delicious recipe. Gordon Read More
(25)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
This is wonderful! Frost killed all our apples this year but the zucchini is plentiful. I have found I like it better if I only make half the crust mix and put it all on the top. The bottom seems to get doughy and mushy by the second day. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2004
I am shocked. My husband is shocked. I am amazed how cooking zucchini in lemon juice could make it taste like a tart apple! The texture was the same because I halved seeded and sliced the veggie pretty thin. I also used half brown sugar an half white because I love the flavor that brown adds along with 1/2 of the flour replaced with quick oats. Even when eating the zucchini pieces without any crumb topping at all it is EXACTLY like an apple. Who knew?! Also this dessert is not too sweet. I keep walking in to taste it and can't believe it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2005
This was very tasty! It even fooled my husband who doesn't like zucchini AT ALL. I did make this more like an apple crisp with the topping only on top and oatmeal for some of the flour. If you're thinking of making it this way you may want to lessen the topping ingredients. There was way too much and I froze almost half. Also the zucchini really reduces in size and the next time I make it I will use all 5 cups for an 8x8 dish not a 9x13. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2004
I found that this recipe worked best with the over sized zucchini. the smaller variety seemed to have a more bitter taste. everyone who has tasted it was amazed tht it was made with zucchini. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
Comfort food at its best! Serve warm with a little pitcher of heavy cream or vanilla ice cream. Recipe needs a pinch of salt in the flour mix and and like some of the other reviewers suggested more zucchini. I cut back on the butter and it was still really good. Do not taste the zucchini while it is cooking (gross) just make this recipe and trust those who gave it 5 stars. Save your secret until everyone is licking their plates! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
What a great recipe especially since we have a garden plentiful with zucchini! Both my husband and I loved this recipe and have made it twice in a month for different functions. It was hard to believe that it was made with zucchini and we still have some disbelievers. The only changes I made is that I used 3 cups of flour and added 4 packages of instant oatmeal-maple & brown sugar flavor. I also added a little corn starch to the heated lemon juice to thicken the cooked zucchini. I also added more zucchini! Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2003
This recipe is very good..but it was too dry. I think if you have a recipe for apple cobbler that you like..you could fix the zucchini in it like you do in this recipe and it would be better. The zucchini does taste just like apples! Read More
(5)
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