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Zucchini Apple Crisp Recipe

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I was delightfully surprised to find that a squash could taste identical to a fruit. What's more, this crisp is delicious!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups sliced zucchini (cut like apple slices)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • Whipped cream or ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 219 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

Directions

  1. Place zucchini and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender, about 15 minutes. Add nutmeg, sugar and cinnamon; blend until sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. For topping, combine brown sugar, flour, oats and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over zucchini. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini Apple Crisp in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p43


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dfilyer User ID: 2400457 15216
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"This is so good. everyone's reviews are correct, you would never know its not made with apples. I added a bit of maple and almond extract to mine, it turned out fantastic. absolutely will make again. I also halved the recipe and turned out great."

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thekitty User ID: 1509781 20869
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"This was fantastic!! My family loved it. You would never know it was made with zucchini & not apples!! Fooled everyone!!"

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alittlegoofy247 User ID: 7365723 21179
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Excellent recipe!"

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patin012354 User ID: 6317467 202160
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

"this really does taste like apple crisp. I took it in to work and they asked me how i made it taste like apples"

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annie1020 User ID: 5011247 45498
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"I had tasted this recipe before, but when my cousin came we made it. She couldn't believe how much like apples it tasted--she made such a big deal about it that we had to tell my husband it wasn't apples. :)"

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suzanneconrad User ID: 3216553 18958
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"Very easy to make and truly does taste like apples. No one would ever know! A great way to use up some of my bumper crop."

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Donalee2 User ID: 1654265 19354
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"I HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS dessert FOR SEVERAL YEARS. MY HUSBAND LOVES IT. HE IS AN APPLE FAN. IT IS AMAZING THAT IT TASTES LIKE APPLES."

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dragonhwen User ID: 2547778 21173
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2009

"Love this recipe! I made this for potluck at work. Nobody could believe there was no apples in it!!! Now every potluck my coworkers request this! :)"

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greinek User ID: 4048915 48332
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"Holy Smokes! this desert is absolutely fantastic. My family and friends were in disbelief when I told them no apples were in the recipe. I will make this forever!"

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