Thursday, August 2, 2012

Zucchini Pie

Scripture to Live By:
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:10-14

These verses are very special to me.  They were to my mother as well.  They are meaningful to me as I think of all the Olympians, and the goal that each is striving for, and all the things that have been left behind to strive to reach the goal that they have set for themselves.  But the Apostle Paul was striving toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Just as the Olympians have to keep their focus on the goal they have set, so we as Christians must keep our focus on Jesus Christ and the goal He has for us, to be like Christ and to please Him in all we do as we live our daily lives.

Recipe Post:

 When our children were young we would have them participate in planting, weeding, and the harvesting of our family garden.  We would all pick and string beans together and make spaghetti sauce, can beans, tomatoes and salsa.  We also had several grape vines.  We ate a lot of the grapes, but we also canned grape juice and made grape jelly.  We made freezer jam out of the strawberries we picked at a nearby friends' patch.  Another friend raised blueberries, and she would invite us over to pick blueberries.  We would eat as many as we wanted,  and with the rest we made blueberry muffins, blueberry buckle and blueberry pies.  What wonderful memories of days gone by.  We had so much fun.  Our gardening was very much a family affair.    We always raised zucchini squash.  Zucchini is a very versatile vegetable, and can be used to make many different recipes.

We like fried zucchini, zucchini casseroles, zucchini in soups, on pizza, or as a substitute for applesauce. We made zucchini bread, zucchini squares, bars and especially zucchini pie.  A dear friend shared this recipe with me many years ago.  It is one of our favorite ways to use zucchini.  I want to share it with you.

Things you will need for the filling:
Lemon Juice
Zucchini Squash

For the topping you will need:
Baking powder
Brown Sugar
Margarine or Butter

You will need an 8 or 9 inch pie crust. 
You can make your own or purchase one.
If you would like to make your own, my recipe for
it is as follows:

Pie crust
2 cups of flour
1 teas. salt
2/3 cup Crisco
Blend together then add:
5-6  tablespoons of water, blend well. Roll dough out to fit pie tin.
 (This should make 2 eight or nine inch crusts)

Peel squash.

Cut in half lengthwise.

Clean seeds out of squash with a spoon.

Slice squash crosswise, making slices approximately 1/4 inch thick.

You will need 6 cups of  sliced zucchini.

Place the 6 cups of zucchini in a pot.

Add 1/3 cup of lemon juice.

Add 3/4 cup of white sugar.

Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Blend well.

Cook on stove for 10 minutes at medium temperature.

While the Zucchini is cooking, make up your topping. 
In a bowl add the follow items.

Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder.

Add 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

Blend with 1 cup of all purpose flour,  1/2 cup of butter or margarine and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Set aside until ready to use.

When filling is cooked, pour it into your pie crust.

Add the topping, cover completely.

Place in the oven, and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. (Place a pan under your pie to catch any liquid that may boil over.  That way you will not have to clean your oven.  If you coat the pan with aluminum foil you will not have to clean the pan.  Just throw the foil away when you are finished with it.)

Pie comes out looking golden brown.  Let cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.

We think it is delicious alone or served with ice cream.

 The crumb topping is so good.

If you raise Zucchini Squash in your garden, you probably have an abundance of it.  Are you looking for ways to use it?  Hope you will try this recipe and see how delicious it is.
We think it tastes like apple pie. Yummy!
Won't you join me for a piece?
Why not make one for yourself and share one with a friend.    I am sure you both will enjoy it. 


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  1. OH. My. Gosh. This looks amazing! I love zucchini deserts! I am visiting form the Catch a Glimpse link up and wanted to stop by and say hi. I a a new follower. I blog over at I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have a giveaway with a Circut Machine going on right now. I would Love it if you entered but you have to hurry it ends tomorrow! Hope you have a great day!


    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for becoming a follower. I did go visit your blog and did become a follower. I hope I entered your giveaway. Blessing, JoAnn

  2. I must copy this one for my files. I love having new ways to use my zucchini !!

    1. Hope you will try it. I love having recipes on hand for using zucchini at this time of the year when I have an abundance of zucchini. Thank you for viewing my blog post. Blessing, Jo-Ann

  3. fabulous! we would love for you to link up some of your recipes over at our party!

    1. Thank you for the invitation to link up to your party. I did. Thank you for your comment and for viewing my blog post. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  4. Hi Jo Ann,
    This is a great recipe to try with all the Zucchini we have from the garden right now, it looks delicious. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you once again for commenting. I really enjoy your blog posts. You do such a good job. Thank you once again for having your link parties. Hope you have a great weekend. Blessings, JoAnn

  5. I love how versatile zucchini can be! This pie looks soooo tasty! I wish I could have a slice right now! Visiting from Full Plate Thursday :)

    1. Thank you so much for your commentand or visiting my blog post. Yes zucchini is very versatile. Today I had a piece of chocolate zucchini bread and it was so good. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  6. Jo-Ann, a friend of mine made zucchini pie like this last year and didn't tell us...just to see if she could trick us! :) I figured it out, but didn't tell. The men were duped. They loved it!

    So glad to have the recipe so handy--thanks so much for linking this to Food on Fridays!

    1. Thank you for your comment. Most people I have served this pie too could not believe how much it taste like apple pie. Hope you will try it. Blessings,Jo-Ann

  7. I am now following your blog. Glad I found this through It's a Keeper's linky party. I linked in asparagus soup. Have a good week.

    1. Carole thank you so much for becoming a follower and for your comment. Blessings to you, have a great weekend. Jo-ann

  8. sounds oh so yummy never had zucchini pie but gonna try it

    come see what I shared at

  9. I'm right there with shopannies! I've never tried zucchini pie. Thank you for taking the time to fill in the details. Looks delicious.

    1. Thank you for viewing my post and I hope you will try this recipe. Blessing to you, Jo-Ann

  10. I love finding new ways to use up my zucchini! This looks awesome! I am loving your blog! I am a new follower! Would love for you to join my site as well! :)

  11. Thank you so much for becoming a follower. I am soglad you are enjoying myblog. Hope you will try this recipe it is good. I would like to join your site. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  12. This looks so good! I would never have thought to make pie from zucchini....

  13. Thank you Christine, it is good. Hope you will try it sometime. Thank you for viewing it and commenting. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  14. Great idea! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty've been featured! Drop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you like. :) Hope to see you again this week!


    1. Thank you so much for featuring me at DIY Thrify Thursday. I so appreciate it. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

  15. I see that for the pie topping salt is listed as an ingredient, however, I do not see it mentioned in the recipe. I was wondering the amount of salt that is supposed to be used. Thank you!

  16. Thank you for drawing that to my attention. I have added it to the recipe. It is 1//2 teaspoon. Thank you for viewing my post. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  17. this sounds WONDERFUL
    please stop by Itsy Bitsy and say hi.

    also feel free to stop by my etsy stop and have a lookie

  18. I have never heard of using this vegetable for a pie! I'm pinning it on my food board for future reference! Thank you :)

  19. You are very welcome. It is very good. Thank you for viewing my post. Hope you have a great weekend. Jo-Ann

  20. Great recipe. Looks delicious. I would love to try this one day. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Brandi, thank you for your comment and for viewing my post. I hope you will try it some time. Blessings, Jo-Ann



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