California Walnut Streusel Apple Pie

  • Yield 6-8 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 60 mins

This walnut-apple pie has a streusel topping that makes this dessert extraordinary. Serve alone or accompanied with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, custard or a sliver of aged cheddar.


Streusel topping
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup roughly chopped California walnuts
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and ginger
1/2 cup butter, melted
8 cups thinly sliced apples (Golden Delicious or Northern Spy)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and ginger
1 -- 9-inch (2.5L) deep dish prepared pie crust


  1. In bowl, use a fork to mix together oats, walnuts, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and ginger.  Drizzle with butter and combine to form a coarse crumb mixture. Set aside.

  2. In bowl, toss apples with sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and ginger. 

  3. Arrange apples in prepared pie crust. Sprinkle walnut streusel over top, completely covering the apples.

  4. Bake pie on a baking sheet, covered loosely with foil in centre of a 375F (190C) oven for 50 minutes. Remove foil and bake until streusel is golden and apples are tender, about 10 minutes more. Let sit 15 minutes before serving warm.




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