Monday, December 25, 2006

Pie Recipes #210 - Mock Apple Pie Using Zucchini

This is a fantastic recipe for all of you who garden. With a bumper crop of zucchini, you're often left wondering: "What can I do with it ALL??" Here's a fantastic dessert to make a delicious pie with zucchini that tastes a lot like traditional apple pie.

6 c. zucchini (NOTE: extra large zucchini are preferred, they're firmer)
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. flour
1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of salt and nutmeg
Dough for double pie crust

Pare zucchini, wash and slice lengthwise. Remove seeds. Slice like apples. Add a little water and bring to a boil in a large saucepan. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until tender. Cool and drain well. Add rest of ingredients and place into an unbaked 9 inch pie crust. Cover with top pie crust and flute to seal edges. Cut slits into top of crust for steam to escape. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes.


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