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tastes like apple pie !

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

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.

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tastes like apple pie !

  • CRUST:
  • 5 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 c
    cold solid buttery crisco or regular cold butter
  • 2 lg
    egg yolks, reserve whites
  • ice cold water
  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2/3 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c
    golden raisins, optional
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make tastes like apple pie !

  • 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.