This pie is so good I actually ASK people to give me zucchini so I can make it. If you like pumpkin pie, you will probably enjoy this pie as well. (In fact, when fall rolls around, this is the recipe I use to make my pumpkin pies.) The original recipe is from my husband's great aunt Gin. I have found it works well to freeze the puree for winter use. I just warm it slightly in the microwave before adding it to the other ingredients. That way it will be more like when I make it with freshly cooked zucchini. I have also found it works fine to use a can of sweetened condensed milk in place of the evaporated milk, sugar and honey.
- To make the puree, skin the zucchini and cut it up into 1-inch chunks.
- Microwave on high, until easily pierced with a fork, about 9 minutes, stirring once.
- Pour off any water (very important!).
- Puree in the blender.
- Mix zucchini puree, honey and dry ingredients together.
- Warm milk and add with eggs to zucchini mixture.
- Use hand mixer to blend well.
- Pour into unbaked 9-inch pie crust.
- Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes, then reduce to 350°F and bake for 40-45 minutes longer; OR until knife inserted slightly off center (about half way between the center and edge) comes out clean, center will be wobbly.
- Cool for about 2 hours and then chill for several, if desired.
- Serve with whipped cream.