I made this dish and all my kids tried it before I told them what the apples really were, and none of them knew there was anything different!! I also cooked mine in the Sun Oven and it came out so good!
First you are going to need a few BIG zucchinis from your garden. The big ones will look more like apples when you cut them. Peel and scoop all the seeds out of your zucchini. Then chop into thin "apple" like slices. I cut my zucchini in half so the slices weren't too wide.
|All my "apple" slices ready to be cooked.|
|Press the crust into a 13x 9 pan. (this is a little smaller to fit in the sun oven)|
After it cooks you'll add some sugar and spices and pour over the crust. Then sprinkle some reserved crust over the top and bake.
|"Apple" Crisp baking in the Global Sun Oven|
2 C flour
1 C sugar
1/4 t salt
3/4 C butter
4 C. sliced, peeled zucchini
1/3 C lemon juice
1/2 C sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
1/4 C walnuts (optional)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press half of the crumb mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Set the remaining crumbs aside.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring zucchini an lemon juice to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Drain. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/2 of the reserved crumb mixture. Cook and stir 2-3 minutes. Stir in the nuts if using. Spread filling over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture and bake for 25-30 minutes more.
|Not much left! It was so good!|