You are here: Home » Recipes » Walnut-Dusted Oven-Baked Apples and Pears Walnut-Dusted Oven-Baked Apples and Pears Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 6 servings Prep 20 mins Cook 30 mins Baked apples and pears make a great fall or winter dessert. California Walnut Board PrintEmail Before spring fruit arrives in the market we rely on apples and pears for great fresh flavor. The honey and vanilla combines with the lemon juice to create a delicious sauce. Use all apples or all pears if necessary… it’s more important to choose ripe fruit and cook until tender rather than relying on cooking time alone. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ripe apples; peeled, cored and quartered1 1/2 pounds ripe pears; peeled, cored and quartered1/2 cup dried cranberries1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice1/2 cup honey2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped Instructions Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly butter a 9-inch (8-cup capacity) oval gratin baking dish. Add the apples, pears, cranberries, lemon juice, honey, and vanilla; mix well. Bake until the fruit is tender, can be 30 minutes or up to one hour. Sprinkle with walnuts and serve hot or at room temperature. Recipe by Tina Salter.