OK, you trust me right? I wouldn't post a recipe that was vile and disgusting would I? Of course I wouldn't!
You are going to have to trust me on this one. Because I know when I tell you how to make it you are all going to turn up your noses. And think that I have lost my mind. But I haven't. This stuff is absolutely delicious and my entire family has been begging me to make it again.
Are you ready for the truth? This apple crisp is made with zucchini. Did you turn up your nose? I did a few years ago when I found the recipe online. I just had to make it because I was so skeptical and had to see for myself. And you know what? It far surpassed my expectations. My husband actually told me he might like this better than real apple crisp.
Still don't believe me? A few weeks ago I made this and we invited a family over for dessert. Didn't tell them what was in it. The husband is a squash hater. He was halfway done with his bowl when this conversation took place:
My hubbie: Guess what this is made of.
Neighbor: It's not apples?
Hubbie: Nope, it's made with zucchini.
Neighbor: What?!?! How did you get it to taste like apples?
Me: I boiled it in lemon juice.
Neighbor, turning to his wife: If you can get squash to taste like this, I will eat it anytime!
There you have it. Unbiased proof that this stuff is delicious. You gotta try it!
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter or margarine
10 cups peeled, seeded, and cubed or sliced zucchini
2/3 cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter till crumbly. Press about 1/3 of the mixture into a greased 9×13" pan. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Bring zucchini and lemon juice to a boil in a large pan. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or till crisp tender. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. (Mixture will be thin.) Spoon over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for an additional 40-45 minutes, or till golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream.Notes:
-This works best with the large zucchini that grow to the size of a leg when you aren't watching.
-You will never have leftover zucchini again!