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Using Zucchini Instead of Apple or Pineapple When Baking

Try using this versatile squash instead of fruit in your next baking. This is a guide about using zucchini instead of apple or pineapple when baking.


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July 22, 2016

This is one of the neatest things for using extra zucchini. You can use those large ones no one wants or regular sized ones in place of apple or pineapple slices in pie or cake recipes.


Peel zucchini, and cut lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and the mealy center. Slice into 1/2 inch pieces and place in pot with 2/3 cup of lemon juice (bottled or fresh). Bring to a simmer, and cook for about 20 minutes. The slices will become somewhat opaque, smell and look like apples. Add sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon and use as apples in your own recipes.
For pineapple flavor, simply substitute pineapple juice for the lemon juice.

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July 22, 20163 found this helpful

Great unique way to use my garden overflow! Thanks!

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July 25, 20160 found this helpful

Great tip! I'm having a fantastic crop of both zucchini and yellow squash. This post came at just the right time.

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July 31, 20160 found this helpful

Great idea - I've still got some of last years in the freezer. :)
Marg from England.

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August 26, 20160 found this helpful

This works like a charm. I made an "apple" crisp cobbler using this method and it would have fooled anyone. Absolutely delicious.

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