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Zucchini Cobbler Recipe
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Zucchini Cobbler Recipe

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This cobbler is my surprise dessert! No one ever guesses that the "secret ingredient" is zucchini. Everyone says it tastes like apples. It's great to make for a potluck supper or to serve a crowd. The recipe has been requested time and again in my house, and I'm always happy to make it. —Joanne Fazio, Carbondale, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped seeded peeled zucchini (from about 3 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • CRUST:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cold butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 337 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 141 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir zucchini and lemon juice for 15-20 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Add the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. For crust, combine the flour and sugar in a bowl; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir 1/2 cup into zucchini mixture. Press half of remaining crust mixture into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Spread zucchini over top; crumble remaining crust mixture over zucchini. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini Cobbler in Reminisce July/August 1996, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 337 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 141 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

Oh my gosh! This recipe is not only easy to make but appreciated by everyone. I'm glad I didn't tell our teenage son what it was before he tried it. He loves it! Other adults have commented that they are glad they didn't know it was zucchini because they probably would have passed on it. The fun part is having people guess what the 'fruit' is. They always say apples and are absolutely floored when you let them in on the 'secret'. Make several copies, you'll be handing them out at the next potluck!

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

Loved this recipe. It will fool the pickiest eater...tasted just like apples, certainly not a vegetable!

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

It's awesome, it tasted like apple pie!

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

Made it today.........if the smell is an indicator I would say we have a winner !!!

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

Very good! I made it for my women's Bible study group and no one guessed that it was made with zucchini and not apples. It's a keeper! Thanks for sharing, Joanne.

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