Thursday, July 27, 2006

They will eat Zucchini

Have too much zucchini? Well we don't due to some fertilizer issues. I will let my mom explain if she wishes. But I know now is the time of year when you often have zucchini coming out your ears and if you don't have any of your own every friend is trying to pawn them off on you.

So a friend of mine gave me this great recipe along with a big bag of zucchini. It is Zucchini Strudel. It looks and tastes like apple you don't even have to tell the kids or hubby that it is really zucchini.

Zucchini Strudel


6-8 C pared, diced zucchini
2/3 C lemon juice
1 C sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg


4 C flour
2 C sugar
3 sticks margarine

Cut zucchini lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Peel and slice crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices. Cook with lemon juice until tender.

In a separate bowl, blend four, sugar and butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Pat half of mixture into a 9X13 pan. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

While crust is baking, add remaining ingredients to filling and let cool. When crust is finished spread zucchini mixture over the crust and top with remaining crust mixture. Bake for 30 minutes at 375.

This is her recipe. When I made it I used more nutmeg and cinnamon. About 2 tsp nutmeg and 2 TB cinnamon. I also added blackberries (about a cup or two) since I have blackberries in abundance. It made a nice combination.


  1. This sounds wonderful!! I am going to link to it in my post.


  2. Thanks, this sounds terrific! I'll be trying it out too!

  3. Yum, I am so trying this. It's not like I don't have any zucchini or anything.

  4. We only planted tomatoes this year so we are not struggling with too much zucchini although this recipe sounds like it could be a winner!

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  6. Beck has a recipe for chocolate zucchini bread on her food blog - Tell her Karla (from To Reflect His Glory) sent you. :)

  7. Thanks for the recipe. I found your reference over on Riverbend Ramblings blog (I think ?), anyway, I followed the link and came here and voila, a new idea for our zucchini. Thank you; I enjoyed the visit here!