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Mock Apple Pie Squares

 Mock Apple Pie Squares
No one ever guesses these sweet "apple" slices are made with zucchini. In fact, there isn't a bit of apple in them. What I like about this yummy recipe is that it makes a lot using economical ingredients. —Lynn Hamilton Naperville, Illinois
32 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cold butter, cubed
  • 8 cups sliced peeled zucchini
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter
  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press half of the crumb
  • mixture into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Set remaining
  • crumb mixture aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring zucchini and lemon juice to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/2 cup reserved
  • crumb mixture. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Stir in walnuts and
  • raisins.
  • Spread filling evenly over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb

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Mock Apple Pie Squares (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 229 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.