Zucchini Dessert Squares

Sandy Young


One summer, a few years ago, we had a bumper crop of zucchini. It seemed as though we could watch them grow! I stumbled on this recipe for using zuccnini in a dessert. What a find! It's from Taste of Home. If you don't tell anyone any different, your guests will know for certain that they're eating apple pie! No kidding! Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum! Yum!

Photo: tasteofhome.com/...i-Dessert-Squares

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30 Min
40 Min


4 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 c
cold butter (3 sticks)


8 - 10 c
peeled, seeded, cubed zucchini (4 - 5 pounds)
2/3 c
lemon juice
1 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
1/2 tsp


1Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
2Cut in butter until crumbly; set aside 3 cups of this mixture.
3Pat remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 13"x9"x2" pan. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes.
4While the crust is baking, make the filling. Place zucchini and lemon juice in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
5Reduce heat; cover and cook gently for 6 to 8 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender.
6Stir in sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. The mixture will be thin.
7Spoon over crust, and sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.
8Bake at 375 for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts