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.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins
20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
24 bars


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

285 calories; protein 3.2g 7% DV; carbohydrates 42.5g 14% DV; fat 11.8g 18% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 85.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
These are DELICIOUS! I made them exactly as the recipe reads. I was hesitant because the recipe calls for a LOT of sugar and a LOT of butter! But it makes a very large batch great for a holiday gathering. They hold together rather well when cutting though crumbly and messy when eating them. I accidentally added the cinnamon and nutmeg to the crust mix also but still also added it to the apple mixture and it was amazing. I pressed the crust on top but next time I would more so sprinkle it so that it looks more crumby. No one will EVER know that this is not apple! Enjoy!!! Read More