Apple Walnut Crisp came about as I had a craving for something cinnamon’y that was sweet and had lots of apples and walnuts. It didn’t take a lot of time to put together, but the results were wonderful. Brown sugar and butter over finely sliced apples mixed with walnuts and topped with a brown sugar and butter crumble. A perfect apple dessert.

Apple Walnut Crisp

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 6 people



  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 cup whole walnuts
  • pinch of kosher salt


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tspn ground nutmeg
  • 4 large apples peeled, sliced
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tspn almond extract


  • Gather all ingredients before starting the recipe.


  • Combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl and mix until well blended.
  • Add butter and rub with your fingertips until the mixture holds together.
  • Add walnuts and combine with butter flour mixture.
  • Cover and chill until ready to use.


  • Pre heat oven to 350°F
  • Butter 8"x8" baking dish
  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl, whisk to blend well.
  • Peel apples, core and slice into this slices. Add vanilla and almond extract, toss to mix with apples.
  • Add dry ingredients to apples and toss to cover all of the apples.
  • Layer apples in the prepared dish and sprinkle apples with topping.
  • Bake at 350°F for about an hour or until the top is crisp and golden.


  • Cool for about 10 minutes, then serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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