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Grandma’s Apple Cake

My grandma's apple cake recipe is perfect for fall gatherings. With lightly spiced apples and a sweet glaze, each slice is comforting. —Zainab Storms, A Classic Twist

Air-Fryer Honey Cinnamon Roll-ups

This cinnamon treat reminds me of baklava; but with only a few easy ingredients, it's a fraction of the work....


Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

9 reviews

These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...


Spiced Rum Fruitcake

1 review

This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...


Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

10 reviews

The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...

Cranberry and Walnut Pie

This recipe was used for years by the ladies of the former First Baptist Church of Warrens who baked hundreds...


Basic Black Walnut Pie

1 review

Black walnuts are abundant here in the Ozarks. My aunt gave me this walnut pie and I think it's one...

Mom’s Buttermilk Cookies

12 reviews

I treasure my mother’s recipe for these comforting cookie pillows. The tender treats are topped with thick frosting and a...


White Candy Bark

3 reviews

This speedy candy recipe can be varied depending on the type of fruit or nuts you have on hand. Since...


Mexican Chocolate Walnut-Cherry Biscotti

2 reviews

I love to combine flavors and spices from different cultures. These cookies have ground cinnamon in them, which is a...


Holiday Fruitcake

16 reviews

This is my own fruitcake recipe and it's a family favorite. The mixture of fruits and nuts helps make it...

Maple Cream Bonbons

3 reviews

"My family always smiles when I fix these chocolates," writes Ginny Truwe of Mankato, Minnesota. "They recall the winter when...


Mini Baklava

1 review

Baklava has amazing memories for me: My best friend made it for my bridal and baby showers. And then, she...


No-Bake Cookie Balls

28 reviews

I go for these quick bites when I'm short on time or don't want to turn on the oven. I...


Cinnamon Nut Bars

8 reviews

Classic bar meets good-for-you ingredients in this updated recipe. If you have the patience, after the bars are cool, store...


Caramel Dumpling Pudding

1 review

I found this recipe handwritten into an old cookbook of my mom's, who was born in 1897. We like to...

Walnut Honey Cake

2 reviews

This light and fluffy marvel all but melts in your mouth. Back in the day, it took effort for my...


Double Chocolate Walnut Fudge

4 reviews

Anyone who's fond of chocolate will like this smooth, nutty fudge twice as much. I enjoy making several batches when...


Chocolate Walnut Crescents

I use a round cookie cutter to form the crescent shapes for these nutty favorites. They're so pretty sprinkled with...


Greek Honey Nut Pie

24 reviews

I love Greek pastry, so I thought, "Why not use phyllo, honey and nuts to make a pie? Then you...


Black Walnut Cookies

6 reviews

Black walnuts, which have a more distinctive flavor than traditional English walnuts, have a short shelf life. It's best to...