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apple crisp recipe

Apple Pear Walnut Crisp

Course Dessert
Servings 4 servings


Walnut Crisp Topping:

  • c California walnuts, divided
  • ¼ c flour
  • c brown sugar
  • ½ c quick-cooking oats
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ c butter, chilled and sliced into 1-tablespoon pieces

Apple Pear Filling:

  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 D’Anjou pears, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • ½ c sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • vanilla ice cream (optional)
  • caramel sauce (optional)


To make walnut crisp topping:

  • In food processor, pulse 1 cup walnuts until finely ground.
  • In small bowl, combine ground walnuts, flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon. Cut butter into mixture until coarse crumb forms.
  • Coarsely chop remaining walnuts and stir into crumb mixture until incorporated. Set aside.

To make apple pear filling:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In bowl, toss apples, pears, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and lemon juice.
  • Place fruit mixture in bottom of 10-inch cast-iron pan or baking dish.
  • Sprinkle walnut crisp topping mixture over fruit.
  • Bake 45 minutes, or until fruit mixture is hot and bubbly and topping is golden brown.
  • Top with ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce, if desired.
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