Zucchini “NOT APPLE” Crumble

Don’t tell anyone, but this hot Zucchini Crumble recipe is like apple pie, but with veggies! Sweet, caramel zucchini with a crunchy cinnamon crumble on top, this is the perfect comfort food dessert!

Don't tell anyone, but this hot Zucchini Crumble recipe is like apple pie, but with veggies! Sweet, caramel zucchini with a crunchy cinnamon crumble on top, this is the perfect comfort food dessert!

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Yep, you read that correctly. ZUCCHINI Crumble. Not apple. Not peach. Not berry. Straight up zucchinis my friends.

Did you know that you can swap out apples and use zucchini in your sweet recipes? No seriously. Take a peek at my favorite Apple Crumble here, and you’ll see today’s recipe is practically identical.

Don't tell anyone, but this hot Zucchini Crumble recipe is like apple pie, but with veggies! Sweet, caramel zucchini with a crunchy cinnamon crumble on top, this is the perfect comfort food dessert!

My family had no idea that this was NOT apples. The cinnamon, the nutmeg, the crunchy crumble on top…it was deceiving you guys! And I love having another use for all the zucchini in my garden. A use that doesn’t involve another loaf of bread. Because let’s face it…having 12 loaves of zucchini bread in my freezer is enough for a little while…I’m craving something different!

Don’t forget to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of your warm Zucchini Crumble. Or are you a whipped cream fan? Either way, it’s a great pairing. And you’ll feel good knowing you stuck veggies into dessert!

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Don't tell anyone, but this hot Zucchini Crumble recipe is like apple pie, but with veggies! Sweet, caramel zucchini with a crunchy cinnamon crumble on top, this is the perfect comfort food dessert!

Yield: serves 8

Zucchini Crumble

Zucchini Crumble
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Don't tell anyone, but this hot Zucchini Crumble recipe is like apple pie, but with veggies! Sweet, caramel zucchini with a crunchy cinnamon crumble on top, this is the perfect comfort food dessert!

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 6 cups zucchini, diced small
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

For the Crumble:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cook oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the diced zucchini with lemon juice, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. Pour into a 2 qt. baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the crumble top ingredients. Using your hands, combine butter with dry ingredients until crumbly (this takes a few minutes). Sprinkle over the top of the zucchini mixture and press firmly.
  3. Bake in a 375°F oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream or fresh whipped cream!

If you love zucchini recipes….here are a few of my favorites:

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Lemon Zucchini Cake: seriously, nobody will know that you stuck a green veggie in this delicious cake!!

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Zucchini Muffins: perfect and easy to bake. The answer to breakfast is here!

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Zucchini Brownies: ssshhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but the secret to these fudgy brownies is all about the vegetable!

If you love today’s Zucchini Crumble recipe, here are a few from my friends you may enjoy…

Don't tell anyone, but this hot Zucchini Crumble recipe is like apple pie, but with veggies! Sweet, caramel zucchini with a crunchy cinnamon crumble on top, this is the perfect comfort food dessert!

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21 comments on “Zucchini “NOT APPLE” Crumble”

  1. This is brilliant, Amy! I have a garden bursting with zucchini and this is such a great way to put it to use! And I don’t think my young kids will have a clue what they’re eating – score! 🙂

  2. This looks delicious!! I don’t think I would have ever thought to use zucchini like this!

  3. Woah! Are you kidding? I so want to give this a try and see what my family thinks. Great idea!

  4. Judi

    Looks sooo good! Question: is it sweet enough with that amount of lemon? I am not a fan of lemon and that’s why I am asking xo

  5. Charlotte Moore

    Looks just like apple. Wow!! I have several zucchini I need to use. Looks like you peeled and seeded it. I never peel my zucchini for bread and muffins.

  6. What a clever use for zucchini! This looks incredible!

  7. I love that you did this. It looks fabulous. And honestly so intriguing, like I trust you that its fabulous but its one of those things you just have to try for yourself!

  8. Wow! Those totally look like apples! What a creative way to use zucchini! 

  9. Emily

    I can’t wait to show my mom this recipe! She always has so many zucchini that we end up throwing so many to the cows. We’ve done muffins, bread and brownies and they are always good so why shouldn’t this one. Can’t wait!

  10. Love Bakes Good Cakes

    I have seen other recipes where zucchini is substituted in place of the apples, but I’ve never tried it myself ….. and now I can’t wait to try it!

  11. Kelly

    Unreal!! I have so many zucchini’s in my garden and I was willing to risk wasting a few  while baking this. I fooled everybody! Everyone smacked it down so fast and complimented the chewy deliciousness. I will definitely be making again. 
    FYI You need to peel and remove the seeds if you want to mimic the texture. 

  12. Barbar

    I didn’t like this nearly as well as my old recipe, think it was from taste of home, where you precooked the zucchini with the sugar and spices,  this left he zucchini too hard, and didn’t taste enough like apples, in my opinion

  13. Anonymous

    I learned from previous “pies” always peel the zucchini, or children will know it’s not apples.
    I was told this is why children have trust issues, and leave a table so mad because it was not apple pie. I am going to try this as I do like zucchini pie aka..apple. after all it is zucchini season.

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