For Zucchini, BIG ones, slice them down the middle, lengthwise, and then into pieces about 3" long.. Scoop out the seeds (or make a trough if there are no seeds). Steam them until almost done. Then fill with sour cream, sprinkle with grated Romano cheese, and a little paprika, and broil them, watching to see that they do not burn. People who don't like zucchini do like it when done this way!
Mock Apple Pie: I have used huge zucchinis...ones that everyone thinks are way too big...ie 12-"18 long by 3-4" diameter! But you can use any size.
Peel and cut up into pieces 4-5 cups of zucchini. Be sure to remove any even hints of seeds.
Cover boil 5 min. Drain well.Mix in:
1 c. sugar, 1/4 c. brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar, pinch of salt, and 3 Tablesp. cornstarch.
Bake in 9" double crust...400 degrees for 10 min, then 350 for 20 min. YUM!! Most people will not guess that you didn't use apples!