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This is an awsome recipe a different way to use those big zucchini : CRUST:4 cups of all purpose flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1 teasp.cinnamon, 1/2 teasp.salt,1 1/2 cups of cold butter. FILLING: 8-10 cups
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Zucchini Desert Squares (taste like apple no one will know the difference)

posted at 4/26/2011 4:10 PM EDT
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This is an awsome recipe a different way to use those big zucchini : CRUST:4 cups of all purpose flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1 teasp.cinnamon, 1/2 teasp.salt,1 1/2 cups of cold butter. FILLING: 8-10 cups of peeled,seeded and cubed zucchini, 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 cup of sugar, 1 t teas.cinnamon, 1/2 teasp. nutmeg. PRE-HEAT OVEN 375*  Combine flour,2 cups sugar,cinnamon and salt.Cut in cold butter until crumbly like pie dough .Reserve 3 cups, pat remaining crumb mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 greased cake pan Bake at 375* for 10 min. Remove from oven.MEAN WHILE Put zucchini and lemon juice in a large sauce pan,bring to a boil,cover and simmer about 10 min.stir in spices and sugar cover and simmer about 5 min. Spoon over baked crust and sprinkle the remaining crumb crust over the top of the zucchini mixture BAKE 375* 40-45 min. Cool to room temperature before serving.This is such a nice change from zucchini bread.My husband has taken this to work and everyone wants the recipe.ENJOY!                                                                                                   

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posted at 4/26/2011 6:18 PM EDT
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Thank you ..... wonderful sounding recipe

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posted at 4/26/2011 8:57 PM EDT
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I love it!  Sneaky way to get some veggies and a great way to use up those big zucchini.  Thanks Gale.

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posted at 4/26/2011 11:08 PM EDT
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Thanks, Gail.  Sounds good.

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posted at 4/27/2011 1:35 AM EDT
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Gale,  Thanks for the zucchini desert squares recipe. I just got on this site and there was
the recipe!!  Thanks for being so fast!!  Zucchini  is on sale this week so I will get some on
Wed. and make this weekend.  Hubby ate the last 2 pieces of the Italian Love Cake tonight.
Thanks for all the great recipes!!!

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posted at 4/27/2011 5:15 AM EDT
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What a freat way to use up leftover zucchini., and the fact that it tastes like apple is an added bonus. 

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posted at 4/27/2011 5:50 AM EDT
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What a tricky way to use zucchini.  People tend to have way too many to use when they come in, so this is a creative way to use them up.  I hate to waste fresh produce.

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posted at 4/27/2011 6:50 AM EDT
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Thank you so much for the recipe!!

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posted at 4/27/2011 7:12 AM EDT
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Zucchini ......
Like Pat said, when zucchini comes in there's just too much of it.
Is it possible to freeze  that stuff and use the resulting "mush" for cooking/baking?

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posted at 4/27/2011 7:28 AM EDT
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My sister-in-law always has a garden and we get tired of the zucchini and this sounds really great! Thanks we will try it.

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posted at 4/27/2011 9:16 AM EDT
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Thank you this recipe sounds great. I am always left with so much zucchini from the garden, we will definitely check this out.

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posted at 4/27/2011 10:51 AM EDT
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Thanks for the recipe.  We all need new ways to use our plentiful zucchini.

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posted at 4/27/2011 1:01 PM EDT
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Nancy, regarding freezing zucchini - I think I would freeze the zucchini cubes, not the cooked zucchini. Then when you're ready to bake this dessert, thaw the zucchini cubes and cook them up. I do this with other things, like rhubarb or bell peppers, and it's nearly the same as using the item fresh.

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posted at 4/27/2011 2:03 PM EDT
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mmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds good

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posted at 4/27/2011 2:34 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Zucchini Desert Squares (taste like apple no one will know the difference):
Zucchini ...... Like Pat said, when zucchini comes in there's just too much of it. Is it possible to freeze  that stuff and use the resulting "mush" for cooking/baking?
Posted by Nancy G


Hi Nancy,I don't know if you can freeze it,I never have the problem of too much in my house ,these guys eat up everything.I was thinking if I did have too much,to can it and keep it on hand.

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posted at 4/27/2011 2:38 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Zucchini Desert Squares (taste like apple no one will know the difference):
Nancy, regarding freezing zucchini - I think I would freeze the zucchini cubes, not the cooked zucchini. Then when you're ready to bake this dessert, thaw the zucchini cubes and cook them up. I do this with other things, like rhubarb or bell peppers, and it's nearly the same as using the item fresh.
Posted by Verlee T


Hi Verlee,Thanks for the info,I will try this it's a whole lot easier than Canning.

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posted at 4/27/2011 2:47 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Zucchini Desert Squares (taste like apple no one will know the difference):
Gale,  Thanks for the zucchini desert squares recipe. I just got on this site and there was the recipe!!  Thanks for being so fast!!  Zucchini  is on sale this week so I will get some on Wed. and make this weekend.  Hubby ate the last 2 pieces of the Italian Love Cake tonight. Thanks for all the great recipes!!!
Posted by Carol P


Hi Carol, I'm so glad he liked the cake,we really enjoy it too.I love creamy rich deserts,not to big on real sweet.The zucchini desert squares are so good and buttery.My guys really love these.My friend gave me this recipe about 15 yrs.ago and we cant't wait until the zucchini come in.I also enjoy breaded zucchini and I make a Hungarian dish with zucchini,with sour cream,onions and fresh dill.

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posted at 4/27/2011 5:16 PM EDT
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I Just checked one of my valuable sites  http://www.stilltasty.com/ It says to cut the Zucchini into 1" slices blanch in boiling water then put into cold water and dry as much as possible and store in zip lock freezer bags.Just click on the link and go to the site it is free and it tells you how to store all foods.I have posted this several times with not a lot of interest,save it you'll be glad you did .

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posted at 4/28/2011 6:37 AM EDT
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I chop onion, celery and green pepper, put in little heavy duty zip-lock bags and toss in freezer.  It's ready to go when I'm cooking.

And - lol - yesterday WalMart finally had Vidalia (!!!) onions. Oh, joy to Missouri,  BUT they had only great big 4 lb bags . That's too much for me even if I chop and freeze a lot.  Tonight I'm having dinner out with my friend from church ... I'm taking her half of that bag.  SHE can chop and freeze - lol.

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posted at 4/29/2011 3:11 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Zucchini Desert Squares (taste like apple no one will know the difference):
I Just checked one of my valuable sites  http://www.stilltasty.com/ It says to cut the Zucchini into 1" slices blanch in boiling water then put into cold water and dry as much as possible and store in zip lock freezer bags.Just click on the link and go to the site it is free and it tells you how to store all foods.I have posted this several times with not a lot of interest,save it you'll be glad you did .
Posted by gale g


Gale - thanks for the link. Sounds like a good resolution.
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