Zucchini Cobbler Recipe Plus 25 More Ways to Use Courgettes
Zucchini Cobbler Recipe
This recipe is just one of the many great recipes you can make using your homegrown zucchini. Even if you think you don't like zucchini, you'll love this cobbler. The texture and taste is similar to apple cobbler, and the cinnamon will fill your kitchen with a delectably spicy aroma.
Note: When you are cutting up the zucchini, be sure to remove the bitter stem and blossom ends, as they can spoil the taste. I usually cut off about 3/4" on each end. If you are using large zucchini that already have seeds, scoop out the seeds and discard.
- 8 to 9 cups zucchini, peeled, seeds removed and chopped
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 4 cups flour
- 1 3/4 cups sugar (optional, or reduce to 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon/sugar mixture, for topping
- Mix chopped zucchini, 3/4 cup sugar, lemon juice together in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until tender (about 10 minutes).
- Add raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg to zucchini mixture and cook for another minute. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 10x15 inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine flour and 1 3/4 cups sugar. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Scoop out 1/2 cup of mixture and stir into the zucchini mixture.
- Divide the remaining crumbs in half and press half into bottom of the greased pan.
- Spread the zucchini mixture in the pan. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
- Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon with 2 tablespoons of sugar and sprinkle on top of crumb mixture.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until top is golden brown. This is great served either warm or cold with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.
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You'll Wish You Had Zucchini Year Round!
Once you make this zucchini cobbler, you'll wish you had some zucchini in the freezer so that you can make it all year long! The zucchini keeps a nice texture and holds its form well. This is a great use for those older zucchinis that have gotten a little seedy because peels and seeds are removed anyway.
This zucchini cobbler really does taste a lot like apple. It's scrumptious when served warm with vanilla ice cream. The recipe makes enough for a crowd, so try it out for your next picnic or potluck, and let me know how it turns out!
A Gardener's Dilemma: An Over-Abundance of Zucchini
If you are among the enthusiastic gardeners who planted a packet of zucchini seeds this spring, then this is just about the time your zucchini is producing like wildfire! Do your zucchini plants look like they are about to take over your garden, creeping over to the green beans and sneaking up on the tomatoes? And just when you thought you had them all picked, you turn around and there’s a stray 10-inch green giant lurking among the cucumbers!
At first it’s exciting to have those lovely tender young zucchini. You can sauté them in an instant for a quick side dish or even slice them up to add to a fresh salad. Then they get bigger, and you have thoughts of zucchini bread and stuffed zucchini.
One day you go out to the garden, and there are a dozen giant zucchini, 16 inches long and weighing 10 pounds each. What can you do with them? Soon you are scouring your cookbooks and the internet looking for ways to use those zucchini.
So here, for the desperate zucchini growers of the gardening universe, are 25 things you can do with zucchini. Hurry and get started, because one of your plants is blooming again!
25 More Ways to Use Zucchini
- Stuffed zucchini
- Zucchini as pasta
- Zucchini pickles
- Zucchini sweet relish
- Zucchini quiche
- Zucchini lasagna
- Zucchini tuna patties
- Zucchini and tomatoes
- Zucchini casserole
- Fried zucchini
- BBQ zucchini
- Baked zucchini
- Zucchini cookies
- Zucchini brownies
- Zucchini cake
- Zucchini bread
- Chocolate zucchini bread
- Zucchini muffins
Need More Ideas?
- Leave some on your neighbor's back porch.
- Have a Tupperware party and give zucchini as door prizes.
- Grate them and freeze for use in zucchini bread at Thanksgiving.
- Put a basket of them at the end of your driveway with a "free" sign.
- Paint faces on them and decorate your front porch.
- Donate to the local food bank.
- Visit your local farm stand and sneak a few into their zucchini display.
Are They Called Zucchini or Courgettes?
Readers from the UK pointed out that zucchini are known as courgettes in the UK (and in many other countries, as well). Zucchini is a summer squash that can grow up to three feet in length, but it is usually picked young before the rind gets tough and the seeds harden.
Zucchini grows well in any temperate climate. Although zucchini is usually cooked as a vegetable and served in savory dishes, it is actually an immature fruit. The vegetable is used in a variety of ways, and the edible flower is also cooked and served as tempura or as an ingredient in soups and other dishes.