Tastes Like Apple Pie !

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Taste of Home entry by Lynn Hamilton says," No one ever guesses these sweet dessert squares are made with zucchini!"
I have change up the recipe to suit my family's taste, but the concept is still the same- I just added a few different ingredients.


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Serves:

makes about 30 squares.

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST:

5 c
all purpose flour
4 tsp
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 c
cold solid buttery crisco or regular cold butter
2 large
egg yolks, reserve whites
ice cold water

FILLING:

8 c
sliced peeled zucchini (about 5#)
2/3 c
fresh lemon juice
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2/3 c
chopped walnuts
1/2 c
golden raisins, optional

DRIZZLE:

1 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375^.
Crust:
Combine dry ingredients, cut in cold shortening. Place egg yolks in a measuring cup and stir with fork until blended. Stir in enough cold water to make just a cupful. Sprinkle gradually over dry ingredients; toss with fork to make soft dough.
Roll out 1/2 the dough and line a jelly roll pan (15x10-inch)with this 1/2 on bottom and up sides and lip. Set aside.
2
Filling:
In a large saucepan, bring zucchini and lemon juice to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Drain. Stir in the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg cream of tartar and flour. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Stir in nuts and raisins if using.
3
Spread filling evenly over crust. Dot top with a little butter.
Top with remaining crust. Seal and crimp edges. Brush with a little milk and sprinkle top with sugar and cut vents for steam or prick top all over with a fork.
4
Bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown, Cool on wire rack.
Combine drizzle ingredients and drizzle over top when cool. Cut into squares.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American