Mock Apple Bars

Wondering what to do with those oversized zucchini? This recipe is a hand-me-down from Cindy’s side of the family. People still think it’s apple when they taste it!

Crust Ingredients

2 cups oatmeal
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cubes margarine or butter
2 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Filling Ingredients

8 cups peeled, sliced, large zucchini with seeds removed
2/3 cups real lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


Mix flour, nuts, and sugars together. Cut in butter. Press 1/2 of crust mixture in 11 x 16 inch pan or cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 10 mintes.

Cut zucchini into bite-sized pieces and cook in lemon juice until tender, about 20 minutes or more. Then add sugar and spices. Simmer 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup crust mixture to thicken. Place filling over baked crust.

Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon to remaining crust mixture and sprinkle over filling. Bake at 375° for 30 to 40 minutes until golden.