Zucchini Apple Pie

Zucchini Apple Pie

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Elizabeth Wood
Recipe by  Elizabeth Wood

“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 yields 1 - 9 inch pie



  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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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!



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.



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

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 272 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 50 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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