Zucchini Dessert Squares

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Sandy Young

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@CerrillosSandy

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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Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

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

FILLING

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

Step-By-Step

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 Zucchini Dessert Squares

Course/Dish: Other Desserts