Maple Walnut Apple Crisp

by kara on October 16, 2011

Of all apple desserts, apple crisp is my favorite.  I especially love this apple crisp with the addition of maple syrup and walnuts.  It’s just basic ingredients combined together that smell incredible while baking in the oven.  Serve the apple crisp with cinnamon ice cream to make it even more fall-like.

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp

Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine, 2000

1/2 cup all-purpose flour (leveled with a knife)

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup oats (regular)

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

4 Tbsp. chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

7 cups McIntosh apples, sliced and peeled

1/4 cup real maple syrup

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, oats, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.  Cut in the butter with a pastry blender (or 2 knives).  Mixture should be crumbly.  Stir in walnuts.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, maple syrup, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.  Toss ingredients well.  Transfer apples to an 8-inch square baking dish.  Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top.

Bake apple crisp for 45 minutes until golden brown.  Serve warm or cool on stove.  Top it with a spoonful of cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It October 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm

It’s funny that you posted this now… I’ve been craving this very thing for the past couple of days (with lots of whipped cream). I think this is a sign that I’m supposed to make it!

kara October 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I think it is Laurie! Please let me know what you think if you decide to make it!

Jen {The Wholehearted Life} October 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Oh nom! Love apple crisp and yours looks delicious….I have some apples leftover from the Cub event I attended a few weeks ago…I may need to make this!

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