Apple Walnut Crisp

Photo of Apple Walnut Crisp

Photo of an apple walnut crisp made from a vintage recipe in the kitchen of Coach Vickie Maris.

Editor’s Note: In celebration of the official start to Fall, I’m sharing this apple walnut crisp recipe that is a favorite in our kitchen. We make this recipe with apples from our backyard tree!

Apple Walnut Crisp | Vintage Recipe For Today’s Apples
by Vickie Maris

OK, you got me. Apple walnut crisp is not a recipe you’re going to find in most nutrition guides or recipe booklets that come with fitness programs, but several of you have asked me for this recipe after I posted a photo of the apple crisp that I made in our farm kitchen last weekend to share with our neighbor. The basis for this recipe is from my vintage 1959 cookbook, Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook. I’ve made this recipe a few times and like to modify it with some additional spices. You’ll see those modifications in the recipe below.

Apple Walnut Crisp
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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An easy-to-make recipe that your family and guests will love!
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 cup diced apples
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. Nutmeg
  1. Combine egg, apples and nuts.
  2. Sift together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder. Combine with apple mixture; spread in greased round 8" layer pan.
  3. Bake in moderate over (350 degrees) 35 to 40 minutes.


Love, Vickie

PS – If you’re looking forward to trying this recipe, I would sure appreciate it if you would share it in your social media networks. Please add a comment if you have additional suggestions.

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Vickie Maris is a lifelong learner, a musician (she plays guitar and accordion in a band with her husband, Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday), a social media coach to businesses and entrepreneurs, and an instructional designer of online courses. She encourages people in their business and life improvement projects from uses of social media in the marketing mix to improving fitness and health for a strong, productive life as an entrepreneur. (Left: Photo credit – Steve Fletcher)