This is a recipe that leaves people shocked that it's not made with apples. My DH won't eat zucchini, but after he ate two pieces of this pie, I told him it was zucchini not apples. After the disbelief and shock wore off, he now says he's going to eat his veggies when he takes another piece!! LOL
Mock Apple Pie
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2 pie crusts--ready made or home made
Use a Big Zucchini. (one 18" to 24" should easily make two pies) Wash, Peel and Cut into quarters lengthwise and remove the seeds. Slice crosswise to look like an apple slice.
Cook zucchini in the microwave until tender, approx. 3-5 minutes.
Or toss into a frying pan and cook until tender crisp.
Toss together in a small bowl:
4 Cups Cooked zucchini
2 TBLSP. Lemon Juice
Dash of Salt
Mix together in a Large Bowl:
1 1/4 Cups Sugar (white or brown)(or 3/4 c Splenda and 1/2 cup brown sugar)
1 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 Tsp. Cream of Tartar
Dash of Nutmeg (freshly grated is best)
3 TBLSP. Flour
Add zucchini mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. It will be runny but that's okay. Dump the filling into a Pricked with fork 9" Crust and then dot mixture with Butter, (approx. 2 TBlsp of Butter). Add the top Crust, pinch around the edges to seal and cut slits to let the steam out.
Bake at 400* for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool a bit and then Enjoy!!
(I use the refrigerated premade crusts in the box by the canned biscuits at the grocery store. There are more recipes online for other versions, such as a strudel type topping.)