Walnut Apple Pear Crisp

Walnut Apple Pear Crisp

Oh, boy! I have a treat for you guys today.

I know I normally handle more savory recipes, but I have to tell you, this one is killer for fall and winter seasons. It’s a true classic in my book.

It’s a warm Walnut Apple Pear Crisp covered with melting ice cream. It has the perfect crunch from the walnuts and the softness from the baked pear and apple combo. Paired with a creamy, cold scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Yes, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!


This recipe comes together so well in a big skillet that you throw in the oven for a nice and caramelized, crispy finish. It’s sweet and brown, full of flavor, just waiting to be devoured.

I love to top it with caramel sauce to finish and O.M.G. It’s literally the best fall recipe I can imagine!

It’s easy to make. It has fresh fruit and nuts and you get caramel on top.

It would be perfect for any night at home, snuggled by the fireplace, watching your favorite movie or reading a book. Or, in the wintertime watching the first snow fall out the kitchen window.

I can picture it all! It’s comfort food at it’s finest. It just screams stay inside, enjoy your family and enjoy a delicious dessert.

Walnut Apple Pear Crisp

Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Walnut Crisp Topping:

  • 1 1/2    cups California walnuts, divided
  • 1/4       cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4       cup brown sugar
  • 1/2       cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2       teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2       cup butter, chilled and sliced into pieces

Apple Pear Filling:

  • 4          apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3          pears, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2       cup granulated sugar
  • 2          tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1          teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8       teaspoon salt
  • 1          tablespoon lemon juice
  • ice cream (optional)
  • caramel sauce (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. To make walnut crisp topping: In food processor, pulse 1 cup walnuts until finely ground. Set aside in separate bowl. In food processor, pulse remaining 1/2 cup walnuts until chopped. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, combine ground walnuts, flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon. Cut butter into mixture until coarse crumb forms.
  4. To make apple pear filling: In large bowl, toss apples, pears, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and lemon juice.
  5. Pour fruit mixture in bottom of 12-inch cast-iron pan.
  6. Layer walnut crisp topping mixture over fruit.
  7. Bake 45 minutes, or until fruit mixture is hot and bubbly and topping is golden brown.
  8. Top with ice cream and caramel sauce, if desired.

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My name is Haley and I’m the Editorial Assistant here at Family Features. I love to be creative, not only in my career, but in the kitchen as well. At Family Features, I handle the design work and file prep for distribution, but in the kitchen, you can brace yourself for some mouthwatering main dishes and bright Holiday ideas. Stay tuned for more!


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