101 Zuchini Zapple Pie Recipe

sally_growerOctober 1, 2012

Zapple Pie with a Streusel Topping


6 cups peeled, quartered, and thinly sliced zucchini (about 2 pounds)

3/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1 unbaked 9- or 10-inch pie shell


1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons butter

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

  1. To make the filling, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the zucchini, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Stir to mix and cook until tender but not mushy, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. In a large measuring cup or a small bowl, dissolve the flour in the remaining 1/2 cup lemon juice. Stir into the zucchini mixture. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Preheat the oven to 450úF.

  4. To make the topping, combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the pecans.

  5. Spoon the filling into the pie shell. Top with half of the streusel topping. Place in the oven and reduce the oven to 350úF. Bake for 30 minutes, until the crust is browned and the filling is bubbling.

  6. Sprinkle the remaining toping over the pie. Turn on the broiler. Run the pie under the broiler for about 3 minutes, until the topping is browned.

  7. Set the pie on a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or completely cooled. It is best served on the day it is made.

Serves 6-8

Credits: From The Classic Zucchini Cookbook by Nancy C.

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Thank you so much! I picked a 2lb zuke yesterday, DD and I were going to make bread but didn't, so may make this tonight if we have time (I think we're going out to dinner since it's my birthday). If not, we'll do it tomorrow after school.

Can the filling be pre-cooked and stored in the fridge after step 1 or 2? Or will it be too cold/get too mushy by the time the 30 minutes baking time is up?

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 11:01AM
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I'm not sure about cooking the filling ahead of time, I've never tried it. Nothing ventured nothing gained, give it a try and see how it works. Let me know how it comes out.
Hope you like it and "Happy Birthday" Sally

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 1:05PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Reheat before filling the pie. Otherwise it makes soggy crust. Recipe below is the one we use only we use brown sugar. It is a nice addition.


Here is a link that might be useful: Zapple pie

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 1:33PM
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