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Apple Walnut Crisp

Apple Walnut Crisp

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups apples - peeled, cored, then sliced or chopped
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly grease an 8 inch square pan.
  3. Combine brown sugar, oats, flour, nuts, and butter in large bowl.
  4. Place half of this crumb mixture into pan and press down. 
  5. Cover this layer evenly with apples. 
  6. Sprinkle the apples with the white sugar and cinnamon. 
  7. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!


  1. For quilting bee tonight, I was going to make a pie but will make this instead; it looks wonderful with or without ice cream or whipped cream.

  2. The apple crisp looks sooo good and I love the layout of your pictures! Beautiful!

  3. aaah, the comforting aroma of baked apples....looks great!

  4. This sounds great and so easy! Makes me think of Fall! :)

  5. Whoa....that looks sooooo good!!! I love to cook, and I can see I have been missing out on this wonderful blog!!!!!
    I am coming back for more!

  6. This looks wonderful! I just picked a bunch of apples yesterday this will be perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Our local apple orchard has picked crops a month early this year. Yikes.

    I love this simple recipe and have just printed it. Next, DO IT!


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  8. Looks wonderful Ellen! I have never put a layer of the crumbs on the bottom....a must try! Kathy (MGCC)

  9. this looks so good Ellen - the only change I'd make is to replace the walnuts with pecans (I'm allergic to walnuts - so sad as we have huge walnut trees in our yard) Your pictures are gorgeous.

  10. I made this last night with a fresh picked apples and it was wonderful. My husband asked me to make it like this again. Thank you for your wonderful blog and amazing recipes.

  11. Do you have any suggestions to a replacement for the walnuts? Im allergic to those and pecans.

    Cant wait to make this dish, your pictures are wonderful

  12. Rachel,
    This recipe would be fine without the nuts. Just omit and enjoy!

  13. I've made this-turned out absolutely great! My new standby for crisps! Making again tonight.

  14. Thank you Ellen for this wonderful recipe. Your a great cook to come up with this awesome dessert. I made it for a gathering of family, and they all raved about how good it was. Now I will test it again, on my husband, that loves this dessert. Thank you again.


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