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.

Ingredients

Streusel Topping

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

Filling

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

Directions

  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.