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

How to Make Zucchini Dessert Squares


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

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About Zucchini Dessert Squares

Course/Dish: Other Desserts

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