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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Zucchini Mock Apple Pie RV-Easy Recipes

Not too long ago we toured the Norcold RV refrigerator factory in Sydney, Ohio for an upcoming RV Cooking Show episode. It was there that I met a terrific lady named Jana. We traded email addresses and not long after I arrived back at the camp I had an email from my new Norcold friend. In it Jana shared that she's been making Norcold RV refrigerators for 20 years and has worked in almost every department at one time or another. She's presently building the 1200 and 2117 models. Maybe she's had a hand in building your RV fridge!

Married 36 years, Jana has 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Aside from loving her life as a mom and grandmom, she loves to camp and enjoys finding ways to use the fruits of her husband Don's gardening labors. It's this last love that prompted her to send along two mouth-watering, tried and true RV easy zucchini recipes. If you have an overflowing zucchini patch excellent. If not, visit your local farmer market for a fresh crop. Either way, try them in your RV kitchen (I used my toaster oven for these)...I suspect you're going to like them!

Jana's Zucchini Mock Apple Pie

6 c zucchini peeled, cored and chunky sliced 
1/4 c fresh squeezed lemon juice 
1-1/4 c sugar 
1-1/2 t apple pie spice 
2 T minute tapioca or flour

9-inch unbaked pastry pie shell 

Streusel Topping:

1/2 c brown sugar 
1 c flour 
1/2 c butter

In a large saucepan combine zucchini with lemon juice, sugar and apple pie spice.

Simmer over medium heat until zucchini is fork tender but not mushy (about 20 minutes).

Remove from heat and add tapioca or flour.

Pour into prepared unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle with streusel topping (combine brown sugar and flour and cut in butter until crumbly).

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until pie is bubbly and browned.

Serves 8 

Jana's Plain Ole' Zucchini Pie

3 c peeled, cored and diced zucchini
1 can evaporated milk 
1-1/2 c sugar 
2 t vanilla 
3 T cornstarch 
2 T butter 
3 eggs

2 pie shells

Cook zucchini in slightly salted water over medium heat until tender and drain. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl.

Add zucchini and divide into two unbaked pie shells. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Each pie serves 8

Enjoy Jana's Zucchini pies and look for the Norcold RV Refrigerator factory tour this fall. Meantime, happy camping everyone - it's the very best time of the year just about everywhere!


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