Recipe for apple crumb pie with zucchini.

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Have some large zucchini’s that you don’t know what to do with them? Make an apple pie yes you read right apple pie. This is a great way to use them up. And I promise if you don’t tell anyone they will never know it isn’t apples.

The first thing you want to do is peel the skin off, slice it down the center and scoop the seeds out. It’ll look something like this.

Then you want to slice it long ways again so that you end up with four long strips. 

Next, slice it into thin short strips (you need 4 cups) and boil until crisp tender.

Then drain it and run it under cool water to stop the cooking process. It even looks like apples.
While this is cooking Cut in a ½ cup of butter to 1 cup flour and ¾ cup of brown sugar. Whoops Forgot to take a pic. Set to the side.
 
After you drain the slices put them in a bowl and toss with 2 tbsp. lemon juice and a dash of salt.

In a separate bowl, mix 1 1/2 c. sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar, a dash of nutmeg and 3 tbsp. flour. It should look like this.

Add your zucchini to the dry ingredients and stir to coat. It’s OK if it’s runny. It’ll soak up.
Dump it all into a 9 inch pie crust. ( Don’t judge my pie crust, that is one thing I have never been able to get the hang of)

Then take your crumb topping and put on top of the pie
You can put a top crust if you don’t want the crumb topping. 

Put the pie on a cookie sheet because it will spill over. Bake at 400 for 50 minutes

Very Yummy! Taste just like apple pie

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Recipe for apple crumb pie with zucchini.
Instructions
  1. Peel the skin off, slice it down the center and scoop the seeds out.
  2. Then you want to slice it long ways again so that you end up with four long strips.
  3. Next, slice it into thin short strips and boil until crisp tender.
  4. Then drain it and run it under cool water to stop the cooking process.
  5. After you drain the slices put them in a bowl and toss lemon juice and salt. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon, cream of tartar, nutmeg and flour.
  6. Add your zucchini to the dry ingredients and stir to coat. It's OK if it's runny. It'll soak up.
  7. Dump it all into a 9 inch pie crust.
  8. Then take your crumb topping and put on top of the pie. Or you can put a top crust on now like a regular apple pie.
  9. Put the pie on a cookie sheet because it will spill over. Bake at 400 for 50 minutes
  10. Crumb Topping
  11. 4 Tbsp of butter
  12. 2/3 cup flour
  13. 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  14. ½ tsp. cinnamon
  15. ¼ tsp nutmeg
  16. Mix all ingredients until crumbly
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3 thoughts on “Recipe for apple crumb pie with zucchini.

  1. Vicky in Ky

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I canned potatoes one day this week and was going to can “pineapple” zucchini that afternoon but got called into work. Hopefully can use up my monster zucchini in a creative way soon. Thanks for the recipe. Oh, and don’t worry about your crust, no judging here, I have trouble with pie crusts too.

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  2. Kelly

    This looks really delicious. I love finding new ways to use zucchini, and I’ve never made a pie with it. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. I hope we see you again this Wednesday.

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  3. Jann Olson

    Sounds yummy, and what a great way to use up some of that zucchini! Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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