Use Zucchini To Make Mock Apple Butter And Crisp

I wanted to share an email I got from a reader that has an amazing way to use up zucchini. Please read – I can’t wait to try it. Thank you, Roxanne, for sharing this great tip!

Hello there. Just had to tell you how much I enjoy your books, your tips, and your newsletters. This one is devoted to tomatoes, but I wanted to share something with you that I’ve done several times now. Its not the tomato, rather it is the zucchini! Those big honking, large as a baseball bat zukes that got that way because they were hidden by the large leaves actually provide a cheap ingredient that you would never suspect was made with the zucchini.

Apple butter. Yes – apple butter. I clean them the same as you would cantelope; i.e. skin and seeds removed. I cut into halves or quarters and then slice about 3/4″ thick into crescents. Follow your favorite apple butter recipe and enjoy. I’ve also done “mock apple crisp” using the same methods. The zukes take on all of the seasonings and the texture is pretty much identical.


Roxanne Loehrig – Aurora CO

Thanks again, Roxanne. Now I’m hoping I get one of those buckets of zucchini mysteriously show up on my doorstep soon.

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