August 30, 2018

Old-fashioned zucchini pie


A cream pie blended with cooked zucchini makes for a unique dessert that will probably surprise your family and friends when they find out the secret ingredient. I made this pie along with my sweet potato pie for my husband's birthday this year. The zucchini taste is very subtle in the pie; mostly it tastes like a cream pie with a bit of cinnamon. We didn't tell anyone what kind of pie it was before serving it and no one could guess what it was, but everyone really enjoyed it and my husband said it was one of his favorites (and I make a lot of pie). I found the recipe here and I knew I had to try it before zucchini season was over. I love trying out old-fashioned recipes like this one. I also enjoyed the pie a lot and it's super easy to make. After you cook the zucchini, everything for the filling is whizzed together in a blender and ready to pour into the pie shell to bake. Super easy and super yummy!


Old-fashioned zucchini pie
1 recipe for a single pie crust (I used all butter), or store bought
1 heaped cup peeled and diced zucchini
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1-1/2 tablespoon melted and cooled unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 heaped tablespoons all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cook the zucchini by boiling until fork tender, drain well.

Fit your pie crust to a pie dish.

Put the zucchini through flour into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the prepared pie crust.

Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 degrees and continue to bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the pie is set and the crust is golden.

Let col completely before slicing. Serve as is or with a dollop of whipped cream.



What was I cooking one year ago?: one pan stuffed peppers skillet
Two years ago?: (un)stuffed banana pepper soup
Three years ago?: southern tomato pie
Four years ago?: honey walnut pie
Five?: tomato, bacon, & jalapeno skillet pie
Six?: tomato jam
Seven?: Thai basil chicken
8?: peaches & cream tart

8 comments:

  1. I don't think I have ever had a zucchini pie. What a yummy and different pie recipe!

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  2. I have never heard of a sweet zucchini pie. But I'm so glad you changed that. This sounds really good!

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  3. so interesting!! you always find the most creative recipes, amy :) (and i mean that in a good way, haha!)

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  4. Well this is totally new to me. With so many recipes for ways to use up summer zucchini, you would have thought I would have hear about your pie before. :D

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  5. Love this, what a unique idea and it's also an old recipe. Double win there. Thanks so much stopping by and linking it up.

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  6. My neighbor came over for dinner the other night and brought a zucchini custard pie. It was delish....so glad to have the recipe now.

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  7. this is a new one to me, amy, and it's so appealing!!

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