Mom's zucchini "apple" crisp Recipe
1 large zucchini peeled, cored and sliced in apple-like chunks, about 8 cups
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups flour (1 white - 2 graham is good!)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup, 2 sticks, margarine
Place zucchini and lemon juice in large sauce pan. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until tender, about 15 min. Add nutmeg, 1 cup white sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Blend until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
To prepare crust:
Combine flour, 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, margarine. Pat 3/4’s of mixture into 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.
Pour zucchini mix over crust. It will be runny. Top with remaining crust mixture. Bake 30 - 35 minutes more.
Great fun to serve to folks who insist they hate zucchini! No one will know this is not apple crisp if you don't tell them.
I made this today and it was fantastic.
I would bet my house that no one can tell the difference, in fact my husband said he was glad I used the apples from the orchard rather than P&C---LOL!!!!
I don't have the heart to tell them its 10 cups of diced zucchini!!!
I did substitute 1 1/2 cups of flour with oatmeal. also doubled the cinnamon, and added 1 tbls of ground ginger.
Thanks for a "keeper" recipe.