August 30, 2018

Old-fashioned zucchini pie

Photo of finished zucchini pie with a slice on a small plate.

A cream pie filling blended with cooked zucchini makes for a unique dessert that will probably surprise your family and friends when they find out the secret ingredient.

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Is you garden or CSA box overflowing with zucchini?? Then I have a recipe for you! This old-fashioned zucchini pie recipe is another great way to use up some zucchini this summer and to make an old recipe that people may not have tried before, but will want to eat again.

Zucchini in dessert and baked goods is nothing new. We all enjoy zucchini bread and muffins and I even use it to make a zucchini (mock apple) crisp. But, adding it to a sweet dessert pie seems to be something that many people haven't tried before when we serve it.

The zucchini taste is very subtle in the pie; mostly it tastes like a cream pie with a bit of cinnamon. I recently made this for a party and didn't tell anyone what kind of pie it was before serving it. No one could guess what it was, but everyone really enjoyed it and my husband said it was one of his favorites.

I based this pie off of this recipe. I love making old-fashioned recipes like this one. I thought this zucchini pie was delicious 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.

If you want to see how I make my pie crust, visit this post for more information. I highly recommend giving this pie a try this zucchini season! 

If you are looking for even more zucchini recipes, check out this round-up of 45 Recipes for Zucchini Season!

Close-up of a slice of zucchini pie.

Yield: 8 servings
Author: Amy Bartlett (Savory Moments)
Old-fashioned Zucchini Pie

Old-fashioned Zucchini Pie

A cream pie filling blended with cooked zucchini makes for a unique dessert that will probably surprise your family and friends when they find out the secret ingredient.


  • 1 recipe for a single pie crust, 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 tablespoons melted and cooled unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heaped tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cook the zucchini by gently boiling until fork tender, drain well.
  2. Fit your pie crust to a pie dish.
  3. Put the cooked zucchini through the flour into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the prepared pie crust.
  4. 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.
  5. Let cool completely before slicing. Serve as is or with a dollop of whipped cream.
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Side view of a slice of zucchini pie.

Finished photo of old-fashioned zucchini pie.

This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated in 2022 to improve reader experience.

Check out these other old-fashioned pie recipes:

Sour Cream Blueberry Pie

Shoofly Pie

Old-fashioned Vinegar Pie

Honey Walnut Pie

Maple Cream Pie


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

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

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

  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

  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.

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

  7. What a fun way to use zucchini!! Pinned :)

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

  9. I would have never thought to add zucchini to a pie, but this looks delicious.

  10. This is pretty miraculous I must say. I'd never know there was zucchini in there.

  11. I've never heard of a zucchini pie that's like this but it sounds so yummy! Definitely pinning this one!

  12. Alright, I'm going to have to find a neighbor with some zucchini they are willing to part with. This pie has got to happen!!!

  13. I don't think I have ever heard of a sweet zuke pie, but this is so creative, I must try it!

  14. I love vintage recipes and what a great way to use your garden zucchini bounty!

  15. What an excellent recipe to use fresh garden zucchini! I can't wait to try this.

  16. I love this unique idea for zucchini, I can't wait to give it a try.

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  18. I absolutely LOVE zucchini pie!! My grandmother introduced me to it when I was a child and it’s been my favorite still to this very day!! I lost her recipe for it unfortunately but this one is the next best thingšŸ¤·šŸ¼‍♀️ I’ve tried sooo many recipes and they just didn’t have the flavor my grandmothers had, until I tried this one. Thanks so much to whomever shared it bc I cannot thank you enough for bringing back a flood of memories to my taste buds and family!!

    1. This makes me so happy! Thank you so much and I'm glad that you enjoyed this zucchini pie!

  19. Sorry for all the post I didn’t think they were going thru! My bad!! šŸ¤·šŸ¼‍♀️šŸ¤”

  20. I used cocoa for a chocolate zucchini pie. Was outstanding

  21. I have tried other zucchini pie recipes but this one was by far the best! I look forward to the spring every year when the zucchini starts growing in the garden so I can start making this pie again several times over throughout the summer!!šŸ˜‹

    1. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm so glad you enjoy this pie.


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