California Walnut Streusel Apple Pie

California Walnut Streusel Apple Pie

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


For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup California walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 8 cups thinly sliced apples (Golden Delicious or Northern Spy)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 9-inch deep dish prepared pie crust


  1. In a medium 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 a large 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 center of a 375°F oven for 50 minutes. Remove foil and bake until streusel is golden and apples are tender, about 10 minutes more.
  5. Let sit 15 minutes before serving.