Walnut Apple Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


16 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
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
Walnut Apple Dessert Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts, divided
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. Place apples in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon. In a bowl, cream butter and remaining brown sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in flour and 1/2 cup walnuts. Spread over apples. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.
  2. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until the apples are tender. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 362 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.