April 10, 2006

It Can't Be Zucchini

Well, today is a lovely day in mid-Missouri. The sun is shining, it's a just-right-day with a warm 74 degrees outside, and it's the start to a wonderful new week.

I have got a recipe that will make anyone say, "that can't possibly be zucchini."

My mother-in-law passed this one on to me a couple of months ago and swore you would think that is was apples. She said it would fool anyone. And she was right!

My husband is not an apple eater and he wouldn't even try a piece because he swore it smelled and looked like apples. I finally talked him in to trying the dessert by saying it was zucchini....but when he ate it he said "NO! Those are apples."

I still think he believes this was really apples and not one of my favorite veggies...

Until next time.

Mock Apple Squares

8 c. Zucchini, seeded and sliced like apples
2/3 c. lemon juice
1 c. sugar
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cinnamon

Crust mixture:
3 sticks margarine or butter
4 c. flour
2 c. sugar

Cook the zucchini and lemon juice in medium hot pan, cook till tender. Add sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir, cover and cook for 4 minutes. Take off heat and add ½ c. crust mixture to the pan top thicken the zucchini mixture. Let cool.

Mix crust mixture as for pie crust. Put ½ of crust mixture on bottom of a 12x9 pan and pat down to cover. Cook for 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned. Spread filling on top of cooked crust. With remaining crust mix, add 1 tsp. cinnamon. Take remaining crust mixture and sprinkle on top of filling.

Bake 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees and nicely browned on top.

1 comment:

Sara said...

hey, that sounds pretty cool. i'll have to try it when zucchini season starts. thanks!