Easy Blue Ribbon Zucchini Pie Recipe

Some of the best things about summer in the South are the family ties that bind this zucchini pie to tomato pie.   

CRUST – 4 ounces unsalted butter, melted – 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour – 1 Tbsp sugar – 1 Tbsp cornstarch – 1 tsp salt FILLING – 3 medium zucchini, thinly sliced – 1/2 sweet onion, sliced paper thin – 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan, Asiago, or a mix – 1/3 cup mayonnaise – 1 pinch black pepper – fresh thyme leaves GARNISH – 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese – 2 Tbsp Ritz cracker crumb



Set oven to 350°F. For the crust, mix flour, sugar, cornstarch, and salt, then add melted butter until crumbly. 

Step 1

Step 2

Moisten all flour. Pat the crust into a 9-inch removable-bottom tart pan. Press it up pan sides. Fork the dough bottom all over. Bake 12 minutes. Set aside.

Step 3

Boil enough water to cover the zucchini in a big pot. Add zucchini to boiling water for 60 seconds. 

Step 4

Drain the zucchini and quickly plunge them into a large bowl of ice water. Use a clean kitchen towel to drain. Pat dry. Layer onions on the crust bottom. 

Step 5

Spread mayo-cheese mixture on onions. Layer zucchini spirally on top. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.

Step 6

Add cheese and cracker crumbs. Bake until cheese is bubbling and golden, loosely covered with foil, 20–25 minutes. 

Step 7

You can put it under the broiler at the end if you need to add more color. Add some fresh herbs on top and serve hot.  

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