This post was originally published on August 6, 2012. It was updated on April 18, 2020.
Today’s recipe is family favorite called apple goodie. It is a very yummy apple crisp type of dessert made using a recipe from my great-great-aunt. I have made this recipe for many years, and it is always a crowd pleaser.
Back in the summer of 2012, when I had a plethora of zucchini, I wondered if I could use the same recipe and get a similar result. After making just a couple of changes, the result was an ooey-gooey dessert. (pictured below)
To make this recipe with zucchini there are just a few changes you will need to make. I have listed them below.
To make apple goodie, you will need a quart of peeled, cored, and chopped apples (I like a tart apple, but any apple will work.), or you will need 5 cups of peeled, seeded, and chopped zucchini mixed with 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice.
Add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon and mix well. Place the mixture into a greased baking dish.
Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder.
Use a pastry blender or fork to mix in the shortening.
Spread the oat mixture over the apple mixture.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for half an hour.
Here’s the full recipe with the changes that can be made to use zucchini instead of apples.
Apple (or Zucchini) Goodie
- 4 Cups Chopped Apples or 5 Cups Chopped Zucchini
- 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice for Zucchini Only
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Quick or Rolled Oats or Gluten-Free Oats
- 1 Cup Flour or Gluten-Free Flour
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup Shortening
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel, chop, and remove the seeds from apples (or zucchini).
- (When Using Zucchini Only) Add lemon juice to the zucchini.
- Add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to the apples (or zucchini).
- Mix well and pour mixture into a greased baking dish (8x8 or slightly larger).
- In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Using a fork or pastry blender, mix the shortening or lard in with the oat mixture until it is crumbly.
- Spread the mixture over the apples (or zucchini) in the pan.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
This is a picture of the finished apple goodie with two homemade apple pies I made this week. I also made a batch of apple butter due to the fact that we were blessed to be the recipients of a bunch of apples.
I like to eat this dessert while it is warm, and it is really good with ice cream, too. I do recommend keeping leftovers in the refrigerator.