Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Zucchini Apple Slices

So I heard that this recipe, made from zucchini, tastes just like apples in an apple pie.  Of course I was skeptical, who wouldn't be??  The lady who gave it to me said that she's taken to it tons of potluck dinners over the years and has only had one person guess that it wasn't made from apples.  Pretty good odds, huh?  I decided to give it a whirl, and tricked my husband, his sister and her friend.  Works for me - it's yummy!

12 cup zucchini
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 cup lemon juice
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups butter

Peel zucchini, remove seeds and cube.  Cook all filling ingredients (except apple juice) for 1 hour or until tender {mine only took about 30 minutes on the stove}.  Mix crust ingredients until crumbly.  Use a cookie sheet 1 1/2" deep.  Pat half of the crust into cookie pan.  Pat it down smooth.  Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.  Crust will be light brown.  Remove from oven.  Add 1/2 cup of apple juice and a generous 1 cup of crust mixture into filling.  Mix well - it will thicken up before your eyes!  Pour filling onto baked crust and sprinkle with remaining crust on top.  Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.  Enjoy!

Who knew you could use all that zucchini for a yummy dessert!?! :)


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APHRODITE - goddess of love & beauty - this is you

NYX - goddess of night - lessons on wifery (is that a word?) and all things night time

LETO - goddess of motherhood - all things related to motherhood

DEMETER - goddess of food & harvest - and for that reason, my favorite. Find tried and true recipes here

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