August 20, 2018

Zucchini Crisp - Tastes Just Like Apples!


'Tis the season for zucchini!  As much as I love a good zucchini cake, after a while, I get tired of the same old zucchini desserts.  Enter Zucchini Crisp.  Shh!  Don't tell anyone, and I promise they'll never know that this crisp has zucchini in it.  It tastes just like apples and the consistency is just like apples, too!  Really?  Really!  My daughter, who HATES zucchini, gobbled it up and absolutely loved it.  Once I told her what was really in it, she had a complete look of disbelief on her face and said, "How did you get apple flavor inside the zucchini?"  She even continued to finish and have seconds after the secret was revealed to her.  Give it a try... you will not be disappointed!  

Notes:  If you use a very large zucchini from your garden, make sure to remove the seeds from it after you cut it lengthwise.  Small zucchini don't need to be seeded.







Ingredients:

  • 4 to 5 cups zucchini, peeled, cut lengthwise, and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • 1/2 c sugar 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Topping:

  • 3/4 c brown sugar 
  • 1 c old fashioned oats 
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 c butter 

Directions:
Recipe by: A Farmhouse Full

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch baking dish.

In a large bowl, stir together the zucchini, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and combine well.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, oats, and flour.  Cut in the butter.  

Pour the zucchini mixture into the bottom of the prepared dish.  Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over all. 

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. 

Serve with ice cream.  Enjoy!

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