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(i can’t believe it’s) zucchini crisp recipe


i’ve become quite sentimental about traditions as of late.
i want “US” to have lot of them.

i want our kids to have the opportunity to expect things on certain occasions.
we’re actually working on quite a few around here as we speak.

*like every morning after my early a.m. walk, i wake everyone up and we read the scriptures together as a familiy before school and work.
*like every night i sit and read to the boys in bed for half an hour.
*like every friday night we pig out on ice cream, red vines, pop corn, and hot chocolate, while watching the new star wars the clone wars.
*like every time a kid looses a tooth…the tooth fairy gets lost to the middle of nowhere and takes two nights to get to us. (hey she’s kind of loopy like that okay?)

and a new one:
with my new found love of cooking {insert GASP here}
i want to make this (i can’t believe) its zucchini crisp every year when we harvest our ginormous zucchinis.
thanks to all of you that gave me recipes to try out! this one in particular came by email from Desiree Dana.
thanks Desiree!
it was a huge hit.


8-10 cups Zucchini

-Peel, quarter length wise, remove seeds, slice it into small slices (like apples).

2/3 cups Lemon Juice

1 cup Sugar

½ tsp. Nutmeg

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 tsp. Vanilla

Cook zucchini in lemon juice until tender. Add 1 cup sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Simmer.


4 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
½ tsp. Salt
1 ½ cups Butter (3 Sticks!!!!)

Mix flour, sugar, salt, and cut in butter. Put ½ of crumb mix in bottom of greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.


Add ½ cup of crumb mix to zucchini to thicken, and simmer while the crust cooks.

Pour zucchini mixture on top of cooked crust. Add 1 tsp. cinnamon to the rest of crumb mix and mix together and pour over zucchini. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes until bubbly.

and if you are wondering:

Yes, i let the kids assume it was apple crisp.
No, i am not going to correct them.
and YES, this most definitely, when they find out the truth, will go into their mental folders of “things i will tell my therapist” when they will feel the need to go to one in like 25 years.

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