Zucchini ‘Apple’ Pie (Faux)

Categories: Dessert | Sweet Treats | Top Picks | Vegetable

[16 Nov 2010 | By | 12 Comment(s) ]
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Vegetables For Dessert?!

Every year I beg any and all of my garden growing friends, “Please, Save the big guns for me!” Zucchini I mean. The bigger the better. Why? Because all the best zucchini treats and meals come from the giantess of the green variety.

My favorite zucchini recipes:

and Today I want to share the recipe for:

Grandmother’s Zucchini Apple Pie

Note: no apples were harmed in the making of this dish.


  • 5 C. Zucchini – peeled, seeded and cut into apple size slices

Boil zucchini for 2 minutes, drain and set aside to cool.

Mix together:

  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/4 C. Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cream of tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • pinch Salt

Then gently stir into boiled zucchini in a large bowl.

Pour into a store bought pie crust (as long as we’re doing faux apple pie let’s really rock it!). Then cover with a 2nd store bought pie crust.

Bake at 400 degrees F. 15-20 minutes, then turn down to 350 degrees F. for another 15-20 minutes. Cover the crust edges with a pie cover or tin foil if they start to brown too much.

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Submitted by: Carissa | http://goodncrazy.com | More by

In my former life I was a molecular biologist. In my current life I am the chief researcher of bloggy html, parenting dos (and some don'ts), new recipes (with accidental veganism thrown in) and for spice I pretend to be a photographer...a mom of all trades.
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12 Comment(s) »

  • TidyMom said:

    OMG what a GREAT pie!!…..I’m going to have to try this!

  • LauraT said:

    This just opens up a whole new kettle of fish for me! Too much zucchini yielded in the garden in 2010 forces me improvize on a whole-lotta recipes now :D @lauratoogood

  • Brenda said:

    This sounds great Carissa! I will have to plant zucchini in my garden next year for sure.

  • Carissa (author) said:

    I keep saying the SAME thing!
    Next year is gonna be MY zucchini year! :)

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