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Zucchini Apple Crisp

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
    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

Directions

  • 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 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 219 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • bairhunter
    Aug 4, 2020

    Absolutely delicious! Everyone who tried it loved it!

  • Andrea
    Jul 26, 2018

    I wish you all could have seen my 11 year old niece's face when she learned there wasn't a single apple in this. The flavors are amazing and it's super easy to make as I feel getting the zucchini ready for the dish is less work than peeling, coring, and slicing a bunch of apples. I think next time I will use more zucchini to get a bigger veggie portion in relation to that delicious buttery crisp topping as I'm but of a health nut.

  • dfilyer
    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.

  • thekitty
    Aug 11, 2013

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

  • alittlegoofy247
    Aug 10, 2013

    Excellent recipe!

  • patin012354
    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

  • annie1020
    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. :)

  • suzanneconrad
    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.

  • Donalee2
    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.

  • Waterloo
    Aug 27, 2010

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