Courgette Cobbler

    1 hour

    This is an American cobbler, which is similar to a crumble. It's a great alternative to the classic apple crumble. Enjoy with cream, custard or ice cream.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • 625g courgette, peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 125ml fresh lemon juice
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 500g plain flour
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 340g butter, chilled
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Coat a 20x30cm baking tin with cooking oil spray.
    2. Place courgette and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until tender. Stir in 150g sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer 1 minute longer, remove from heat and set aside.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and 300g sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir 1/2 cup crumb mixture into courgette mixture. Press half the remaining crumb mixture into the prepared tin. Spread courgette mixture evenly over base. Scatter remaining crumble mixture over the top and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

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    I made zucchini apple pie before, but this is the best dessert recipe for zucchini. I substituted 1/2 cup oatmeal for 1/2 cup of the flour and I also put chopped walnuts (1/2 cup) on top. Absolutely wonderful!  -  24 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome! I added quite a bit more zucchini than the recipe called for and cut the sugar in the topping down to 1 cup. I also substituted 2 cups of oats for 2 cups of flour and used whole wheat pastry flour for the rest to give it more fiber.  -  02 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely FABULOUS! My 80 yr. old neighbor accross the street grows zucchini every year because his wife likes them. He will not eat zucchini in any form--ends up giving most of the zucchini to neighbors. I took some of this cobbler to them, and just told them it was a delicious cobbler--then told him to tell me what kind of cobbler it was. Of course he said "Apple". When I told him it was zucchini, he wouln't believe me. I had to go accross the street and bring the recipe to show him. His wife now has the recipe, and he might eventually try zucchini in other tasty dishes. A real hit with everybody who has tried it. Thanks Beverly for sharing this delicious recipe. Gordon  -  07 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)