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Walnut Apple Dessert

 Walnut Apple Dessert
The neighbor who shared this recipe with me predicted that I'd serve it often, just as she has for more than 30 years. It's easy to put together and is wonderfully fruity. I like to serve it with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. -Diann Mallehan, Grand Rapids, Michigan
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 6 medium)
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts, divided
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • Place apples in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon. In a bowl, cream butter and
  • remaining brown sugar. Add eggs. Stir in flour and 1/2 cup walnuts.
  • Spread over apples. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until the apples are tender.
  • Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 362 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.