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Walnut Apple Dessert Recipe

Walnut Apple Dessert Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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. 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. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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MonnaL User ID: 4544100 254765
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"This is absolutely delicious! I used pecans because my walnuts weren't as fresh as they could be, and I can't wait to try it with walnuts. I used a cake decorating spatula to spread the batter, and it worked perfectly. This one is a keeper!"

kimlbs17 User ID: 8932020 253985
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"This recipe is so easy and it spread just fine. I used room temp butter and eggs. The consistency of the batter is like chocolate chip cookie dough. I did switch out the walnuts for pecans and I served with pecan praline ice cream.....I also used red delicious apples instead of granny smith as I had them from a friend who has a tree....This is one of the most delicious apple recipes I have ever made!!!! thanks"

LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 233820
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"Delicious dessert especially during apple season. The batter is a bit difficult to "spread" but with a little patience it works well. You want to make sure the butter is really soft and the eggs are at room temperature. If you add cold eggs it will stiffen the butter back up making it more difficult to mix and spread."

PookiePooter User ID: 7402625 216694
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"I just finished making this wonderful dessert and I got the thumbs up from all my family. I didn't use Granny Apples because all I had were 6 Delicious apples about to turn; and I didn't use all purpose flour because after the Christmas season I was all out so I used All Purpose Rice Flour. Making the substitutions out of necessity didn't seem to matter, it came out delicious anyway. I can't wait to make it again using the prescribed ingredients because I know it will be even more delicious due the tangy taste of the Granny Apples. I give this recipe 5 stars!"

Janadele User ID: 7087902 43433
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Enjoyed this dessert it is like a bread pudding except it has apples."

shilohfrink User ID: 1862291 87276
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"One of my husband's favorite desserts."

nd_mom User ID: 670627 43416
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"The flavor of this dish was ok, but I found the top batter a bit difficult to spread on the apples. Not a 'spectacular' dessert by any means."

terri0307 User ID: 4308287 53575
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"This is a wonderful dessert! I just shared this recipe with a friend who wanted a dessert for a luncheon party...I heard back from her later that day that the ladies LOVED it! Can't wait to make this for Thanksgiving dinner!"

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