Zucchini Pie Bars


Amazing apple-tasting pie bars. The lemon juice adds tartness. Spices and sugar give it the apple pie taste. I used a large zucchini that friends let get too big. As long as the seeds are removed, no one can tell it's not apples! Little bars of mock apple pie! Can be served warm with ice cream.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
24 bars



  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ cups butter, at room temperature


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 7 cups peeled, seeded, and sliced zucchini


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease sides of a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan.

  2. Mix flour, 1 3/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a fork to make a crumbly dough. Measure out 1/2 cup of the dough and reserve.

  3. Press 1/2 dough firmly into the bottom of the jelly roll pan to form a crust.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes.

  5. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large saucepan. Add sliced zucchini. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until zucchini begins to soften. Stir in reserved 1/2 cup dough. Cook and stir until mixture thickens, 3 to 5 minutes.

  6. Spread zucchini mixture over the crust. Press remaining dough lightly on top.

  7. Return to the preheated oven and bake until top is lightly browned, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool before slicing into 24 bars, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
12g Fat
43g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 127mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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