California Walnut-Crusted Caramel-Bourbon Swirl Cheesecake
The sweet walnut crust makes an ideal base for this decadent cheesecake. Toasted walnut halves are stirred into the caramel bourbon sauce and spooned over the cheesecake just before serving.
California Walnut Streusel Apple Pie
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.
California Walnut Plum Pudding
Welcome the in-laws with a former outlaw. English Puritans once banned this fragrant dessert for being sinfully rich. Steeped in the traditions of the English Christmas season, plum pudding was originally baked with small silver charms for the coming year, which were kept by the person receiving the serving. These were later replaced by tiny silver coins. Here’s a charming, updated version that includes walnuts.
California Walnut Macaroons
The great taste of California-grown walnuts makes these soft and chewy macaroons so delicious
California Walnut and Cranberry Panettone
From Nonna’s kitchen. A traditional Italian holiday specialty, panettone is derived from pane di Toni, or “Tony’s bread,” from the Italian servant who, in a pinch, improvised a high round cake with pieces of candied fruit, raisins and nuts. Gather your friends and family and wow them with the walnuts in this easy new holiday classic.
Honey-Walnut Baklava Truffle
At the Dahlia Lounge, this Baklava Truffle is served with a scoop of their own honey ice cream and garnished with a drizzle of honey, ground walnuts, and a small piece of honeycomb. You can serve each “truffle” with a scoop of store bought quality vanilla ice cream instead.
Braised Chicken and Vegetables
Most likely you have everything on hand you need for this easy chicken dish.
Turkey, Walnut and Mushroom Sausage
Sausages formed “burger-style,” rather than in links, are a snap to make, and versatile. Serve them for lunch, on a soft bun with lightly dressed greens, or for breakfast on a slice of toasted bread topped with a poached egg and a sprinkling of grated cheese.