Zucchini Crumble

    1 hour

    This is an apple crumble recipe with a difference - no apples! Uses zucchini instead. Cooked with sugar and spices like a normal apple crumble, it makes an easy and cheap dessert especially when zucchinis are in season.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 5 cups zucchini - peeled and chopped
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (345g)white sugar
    • 375g butter, chilled
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease or coat a 20x30cm baking dish with cooking spray.
    2. Place zucchini and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, or until tender. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg. Simmer 1 minute longer, remove from heat, and set aside.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir 1/2 cup crumb mixture into zucchini mixture. Press half the remaining crumb mixture into the prepared dish. Spread zucchini evenly over crust. Crumble remaining crumb mixture over zucchini, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.

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    I made this a couple of day's ago. Had friends fooled although they said it could do with more apple as it is rather mild. They were suprized when I told them it was zucchini. Next time I make this I will add 1 sliced cooking apple and a pinch of ground cloves to give it more flavour. Like I do with a choko recipe I make as apple pie.  -  06 Jun 2011


    This is better the following day reheated. Tastes more apple- ly than freshly cooked. Great for a bring to a party plate. Really is nice. freezes well too  -  19 Jun 2011


    I made zucchini apple pie before, but this is the best dessert recipe for zucchini. I substituted 1/2 cup oatmeal for 1/2 cup of the flour and I also put chopped walnuts (1/2 cup) on top. Absolutely wonderful!  -  24 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)