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Zucchini Apple Pie Recipe

Zucchini Apple Pie

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"I'm an RN and a patient's family shared this recipe with me when I was complaining about having too much zucchini. It tastes surprisingly like apple, most people don't realize it's not apple until you tell them. Make sure the zucchini used in recipe has skin soft enough that your thumbnail can pierce it."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings


  1. Peel the zucchini. Cut into quarters lengthwise, then remove seeds and cut crosswise (as you would cut apples for apple pie). Toss together 4 cups chopped zucchini, lemon juice and salt. Place mixture into frying pan and cook until tender-crisp.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, cream of tartar, nutmeg and flour. Add the cooked zucchini to sugar mixture and mix well. It will be a little runny, but that's OK.
  3. Place filling into a 9 inch pie crust, dot with butter, and place top crust on. Bake in oven at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 04, 2004

I made this recipe twice. Both times I followed the recipe precisely. The first time it was excellent,and truly tasted like apple pie. The second time I used more mature ( read overgrown) zucchini, and it was disgusting, we didn't even finish the pie. It was stringy, and had a very overpowering "squashy" taste. ( I know, I know, it is squash afterall...) If you're going to attempt this recipe, use very fresh, young ( not baby, but definately not anything resembling a caveman's club)zucchini. If you do, it will be a GREAT Pie!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2003

I was very excited about finding another zucchini recipe, but it did not live up to my hopes. I didn't really know what to do with the taste. I found that it didn't taste like apple, nor was zucchini something that I enjoyed sweet. I felt that the zucchini was a little bit too crunchy still. Neither my husband nor I enjoyed it. Perhaps it may be due to the fact that we had already eaten too much zucchini!

Aug 25, 2005

This recipe was great! My little brother absolutely HATES zucchini and he thought that this was the best "apple" pie he'd ever had. This was a big hit with the rest of the family. I found that slicing the zucchini VERY thin helps to cook it completely and also to mask it as apples. I used a salad shooter, but you can also use the straight part on a grater.

Jun 23, 2005

Found this recipe when trying to find a use for all the zucchini growing in my garden. My daughters favorite pie is apple pie but she developed an allergy to apples a few years ago...when I saw this I knew we had to try it. Sam made this recipe herself (age 13) it turned out great!! She said if she didn't make it herself she would swear it had apples in it. We are going to see if we can trick dad tonight!!! We will definitly be making this again and again Thanks

Sep 03, 2009

I have made this several times without anyone being the wiser. HERE IS THE TRICK: Use those big zucchini from the garden, split them in half length-wise, gut the middle of all the seeds and stringy soft stuff, then each half length-wise in thirds, so they are apple-slice width, PEEL off the green, then trim the corners of each length so the end looks like an apple slice. Then USE A FOOD PROCESSOR OR MANDOLIN to cut EVEN slices. Even uncooked these look like apple slices! Then cook as directed. I fools everyone 100% of the time!

Oct 01, 2003

It was good, but I think I should have cooked the zucchini slices longer. Wasn't sure what "tender-crisp" meant. Makes me realize the flavor of apple pie must be in the spices more than the apples.

Aug 23, 2003

cookobird excellent.... used splenda for 3/4 instead of sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. used more than 2 zucchini, used deep dish pie crust and could have put in more. we found the splenda better tasting than brown sugar. hubby says it's on our list. bake them and freeze them. had a lot of zucchini.

Oct 17, 2004

This pie is superb. Bought an excess of 6-inch zucchini. Didn't peel them just sliced them and made the recipe just as stated. It was so good I will buy zucchini in the winter just to make the pie. Probably will add a few raisins as we really like them. SUPER recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing


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  • Calories
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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