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Apple Walnut Pie

My family is fond of any treat featuring apples, but this pie is the one they like best. Unlike some fruit pies, this crust doesn't become soggy, thanks to the addition of ground walnuts. Everyone agrees the flavor of nuts pairs well with apples in this fall favorite. —Evonne Wurmnest, Normal, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 3/4 cup ground walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 5 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 6 medium)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional milk, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the walnuts, brown sugar, egg, milk, 1 tablespoon butter, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Spread nut mixture over crust.
  • In a large bowl, toss apples with remaining lemon juice. Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; toss with apples. Spoon over the nut mixture; dot with remaining butter.
  • Roll out remaining pastry; make a lattice crust. Trim, seal and flute edges. Brush top with a additional milk if desired. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 468 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Kate1718
    Dec 2, 2018

    Made this for dessert tonight and have to say I'm not a fan. We didn't care for the walnut taste, maybe pecans would be better for us and I didn't think the 3/4 c of sugar was enough, maybe another 1/4 or even half would have made it better, and that's from someone who doesn't care for over the top amounts sugar in pies. It could have been the Granny Smith apples, they're pretty tart, next time I'll try a Macintosh or something a little sweeter.

  • carlygiles
    Oct 12, 2012

    This was delicious! I'm an inexperienced cook, so of course I undercooked it and it was runny and pretty crunchy, and I failed at making my own crust, BUT, the flavors that came out of it were so wonderful, I loved the walnut. I'll definitely make this again. Or attempt to ;)

  • silaygirl
    Jun 29, 2009

    does anyone have a recipe for an awesome red velvet cake?

  • silaygirl
    Jun 24, 2009

    Hello there! I tried your recipe a few days ago (Monday, 6/22/09) & I am in love with it. It is the best! The only 3 changes I made are: I used vanilla soy milk instead bcause I had no milk at home and I used chopped walnuts for added crunchiness instead of ground walnuts, & I used 1/4 cup of raisins to replace the other 1/4 cup of white sugar. This deliciously wonderful recipe will be added to my "favorite apple pie" recipe collection! It's definitely now one of my fav desserts; there is a surprise in every bite. Highly recommended! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!!

  • pbarnes
    Dec 19, 2007

    This is the BEST apple pie recipe ever!! I don't even like apple pie, but had apples that I had to use. I went online and pulled out this recipe. It is now one of my favorite desserts. Highly recommended!!