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    Zucchini Base Aka Z B for Cakes, Cookies, & Pie

    Zucchini Base Aka Z B for Cakes, Cookies, & Pie. Photo by Juliesmom

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    Juliesmom's Note:

    This is a versatile, old time favorite recipe of mine, probably from the 1950s, which utilizes your summer bounty of zucchini in several different ways. The "zucchini base" recipe can be used to make other dishes such as: lunch cake, cookies, and pie (see Z B Lunch Cake or Z B Pie or Z B Cookies). This recipe makes 3 quarts of base; the cake uses 1 cup of ZB, the cookies use 1 cup, and the pie uses 2 cups. I believe this recipe originally came from the Pasadena Star News.

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    1. 1
      Prepare hot, sterilized jars for canning: either 6 pints or 3 quarts. Set aside.
    2. 2
      Over medium heat in a large pot combine all ingredients.
    3. 3
      Bring to a bubbling boil, stirring occasionally, and skim off foam.
    4. 4
      Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes more.
    5. 5
      Pour immediately into prepared hot sterile jars and seal. (If you want to prepare them in a boiling water bath instead, process for 15 minutes.).
    6. 6
      Note: preparation time includes cooking/mashing of the precooked zucchini.
    7. 7
      The RecipeZaar page for the lunch cake, cookies, and pie is at:

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 05, 2009


      I would bet if you search any recipe using applesauce you could replace it with this,just omit spices???

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    • on July 30, 2009

      I'd love to try this, but I need you to post the recipes that use it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Zucchini Base Aka Z B for Cakes, Cookies, & Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (2476 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1214.0
    Calories from Fat 22
    Total Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2422.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 307.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.6 g
    Sugars 271.7 g
    Protein 6.4 g

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