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A Yummy Zapple Crisp!!

Posted by Lauren



This is a recipe for an apple crisp that uses zucchini. We wanted to find a new way to use zucchini because we have a lot of it. This recipe made it taste just like apples! (Daddy didn’t even notice the difference!! Winking smile Open-mouthed smile)


8 c. zucchini, peeled and cut to look like apple slices
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/2 c. white sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cloves

Stir together in large saucepan. Cook mixture until soft/like stewed apples (about 10-15 minutes). Pour into 13”x9” glass baking dish.


1 1/3cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup dry oatmeal 
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
2/3 c. soft butter

Stir with a fork until completely mixed and crumbly. Spread on top of zucchini mixture. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes. Rotate halfway through cooking, and cut through topping in several places to let juices come through. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Serves 12-16.

Cook’s notes:
* We chopped our zucchini into bite-size pieces instead of slices. And if the zucchini is really big, scoop the seeds out. One of our zucchini was a big, tough one, over a foot long and really big around (the size we would normally throw in the mulch bucket), but we cut the seeds out, and no one ever knew the difference.
* You can also bake this instead of microwaving it. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
*Light and dark granulated cane juice (Sucanat) can be substituted for the white and brown sugar.

The topping......goes on the filling! :)I love cooking!Two happy helpersThe final product - tasted just like regular apple crisp!!

Enjoy!!!Open-mouthed smile

6 Responses to “A Yummy Zapple Crisp!!”

  1. Dan Willard Says:

    So did someone ask Patrick the Patriarch whether he liked the “apple crisp” or not, after which informing him that it wasn’t made with apples?

  2. Jessica Says:

    Ahhh… this was simply delicious, and quite healthy. 🙂 Thank you, girls, for making this delectable dessert!! We’re looking forward to having it again this season. 🙂

  3. Amanda Says:

    (Reply to Mr. Willard) Of course! I think he liked it even better, especially since we have a good bit of zucchini right now! 🙂

  4. Joy Willard Says:

    It sounds like the recipe you were discussing on Sunday was a huge success!!

  5. Sharon Says:

    Thanks Lauren! It is nice to have an alternative if apples are not readily available. Got to try it!

  6. Julie in IN Says:

    We have been enjoying this recipe for years and encourage you to add some blueberries for a new twist; it is a great combination. Our family enjoys your blog and the beautiful love you show one another. Thanks for the encouragement you give by your example.

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