As some will be aware, I am always hunting down new ways to use zucchini. This recipe tickles me and the color potential means an interesting conversation piece. I'm still trying different variations of the recipe, but I think this one has the most potential so far. I would skip the peeling for both nutritional and color reasons.
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
1 1/2 c. zucchini that has been prepared (as below)
1 1/4 c. sugar
3 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 1/2 c. Half and Half (or Carnation)
Cinnamon and nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
To prepare zucchini: peel, take out seeds, cut in chunks, boil in small amount of water until done. Drain. Put in a blender to blend. Need 1 1/2 cups for one pie.
With hot zucchini in blender, add butter to melt. Mix together sugar, flour and salt in small bowl; add to zucchini, along with eggs, Half and Half and vanilla. Blend all together.
Pour into unbaked pie crust; sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake 20 minutes at 425 degrees and 10 minutes longer at 350 degrees. Let cool before cutting.
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