Some relatives gave us several huge zucchini from their garden. I decided to try making a zucchini version of my apple crisp. I peeled the zucchini, removed the seeds, and sliced it thinly like apples.
I cooked the zucchini slices in a little water. Then I added lemon juice (6 tablespoons), sugar (1 cup), cinnamon (1 tablespoon), nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon), and some flour/water for thickener.
The result looked very much like apple pie filling, but it didn't really have the taste I was hoping. I sprinkled in a little citric acid, hoping for a more fruity, tangy flavor. It got slightly tart, but still tasted bland.
The sweet and crunchy crumb topping somewhat redeemed the zucchini pie filling.
Joshua asked if he should try a piece and I said "Only if you eat it with the mindset of 'This is zucchini!' and not 'This is supposed to taste like apple crisp!'" :)
Overall, I think it made a nice zucchini dessert... but it falls short of any apple dessert I've made. :)
My sister Bonnie made some zucchini pie (like apple pie) and when I asked her how it was, she said "Well, it did taste like apple pie... but it tasted like other people's apple pies... not ours." :)
But hey... free zucchini, right? :) And my big plate of dessert counts as 2 servings of veggies? :) Okay, maybe not... ;)