The recipes are in and the winner has been selected for Food52's "Your Best Walnut Recipe!" See the winning recipe and other top entries!

All entries courtesy of Food52 and photos by James Ransom.

California Walnuts recently partnered with Food52 to find the best walnut recipe from their large community of cooking enthusiasts.  Almost 200 recipes were submitted to the "Best Walnut Contest" and the winner has been chosen!  See the winning recipe along with other top entries!

And the Winner is....

Aliwaks' The Walnut Variation: A Cake - Congratulations, Aliwaks!

The runner up:

Stephanie Zarpas' Mrs. Z's Secret Ingredient Baklava 

Community Picks Included:

Maria Teresa Jorge's "3 Ingredient Walnut Flourless Cake"

Flirty Foodie's "Creamy Asparagus Lemon Walnut Pasta"

Selma's Table's "Walnut Herb and Anchovy Sauce"

Lisanne Weinberg's "Glazed Shallot Walnut Sage and Goat Cheese Pizza

Sara Grimes' "Slivered Celery and Walnut Salad

cristinasciarra's (The Roaming Kitchen's) "Strawberry-Kissed Walnut Sables

Come. Con. Ella.'s "Miso Walnut Butter"

Vanessa Richardson's "French Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

OTHER TOP CONTENDERS:

Eat Drink Garden's "Pick Mix and Serve Cauliflower Gratin"

Edgy Veggie Bytes' "Wal-cran-cot (aka walnut cranberry apricot) Cookies"

Fit Lexy's Kitchen's "Walnut Bars"

burgerbird's "The Art of Supper: Avocado Walnut Tartine"

grams and ounces' "Asparagus Walnut Pasta"

Healthy Nibbles and Bits' "Carrot Cake Snack Bites"

Laurie Sadowski's "Creamy Roasted Parsnips and Fennel"

Lollipopsicle's "Baklava"

Miss HangryPants' "Fig Walnut Dark Chocolate Cookies

Slow Club Cookery's "Mini Raw Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake"

pies and plots' "Glazed Snickerdoodle Bars with Walnuts

Veggies and Gin's "Shaved Fennel Persimmon Walnut Salad"

Cocoa Bean the Vegetable's "Red Cabbage Salad with Warm Mustard

The Pancake Princess' "Detox Raw Tacos

Things I Made Today's "Honey Cake"

F for Food's "Bourbon Vanilla Bean Banana Bread with Candied Walnuts

Fork vs. Spoon's "Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread"

Oh Shine On's "Whole Wheat Banana Honey Walnut Muffins"

The Mess I Make's "Baked Falafels

Piloncillo y Vainilla's "Pink Walnut Pasta"

Divina Cucina's "Fig and Walnut Panforte for Xmas

Feastival's "Robert Frost Rolls and Bread

Sunday Crush's "Walnut Lentil Cream Pie

Antigoni Sander McCloud's "Croissant Baklava Bread Pudding with Lemon Honey and Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream"

Selma's Table's "An Exotic Carrot Salad," "Ugly Duckling Carrot and Oatmeal Cake" and "Baked Fruit and Oatmeal

Alisa Huntsman's "Big Momma's Blackberry Jam Cake"

Anthea Hanako's "Unbaked Tart

Lisa Ratanaprasatporn's "Honey Walnut Shrimp and Calamari

Mark Hardin's "Flank Steak Skewers in a Cherry Espresso Walnut Marinade

Andie Cozzarelli's "Walnut Coconut Bacon Waffles

Abbie Argersinger's "Maple Double Walnut Ice Cream

Linda Padia "Glazed Walnuts, Mushroom & Greens on a Phyllo Tart Shell

Zoe Fenson's "Green Tea Walnuts" and "Spiced Walnut Meringues

Pepper Punch's "Spring Salad with Toasted Walnuts"  

Maiah Miller's "Raw Cinnamon Roll Bites

Beril Kaplan-Corum's "Rustic Rustic Pappardelle with Feta and Walnuts

Jenny Collins' "Grandma C's Nut Roll

Andrew Hecht's "Hello Dolly Bars

Sarah Nikolovska's "Macedonian Pinjur Baba Ganoush on Steroids

Beverly Scofield's "Kale Salad with Fried Pear Chips and Toasted Walnuts" and "Chicken Kiev with Walnuts in a Sage Butter Sauce

Meg Rosenberg's "Chopped Salad with Walnut Oil Dressing

Natalie Wiegand's "Spinach Pear and Walnut Salad

Rebecca Peterson-Fisher's "Chiles Rellenos with Walnut Pomegranate Sauce"

Emily Zerecheck's "Spinach Salad with Apricots and Walnut-Crusted Chicken

Dena Price's "Mock Chopped Liver"

Mary Wanta's "Walnut Lychee Cheese Ball"

Christine Garcia-Sen's "Brown Sugar Bars"

Cooking with Grazia's "Pasta with Walnut Pesto

Leith Devine's "Honey Walnut Chicken"

Kukla's "Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts, Spices and Herb Filling, Georgian Style," "Old-Fashioned Melt-In-Your-Mouth Walnut and Citrus Cookies," "Shunt Eclair Flourless Walnut Cake," "Gourmet Vegetarian Pate with Walnuts and Quinoa," "Gozinaki Georgian Caramelized Walnut Candy," "Prunes Stuffed with Walnuts and Poached in Vanilla Wine Syrup" and "Spiced Dried Fruit and Walnut Chocolate Candies"

Abigail Curtis's "Grandma Reilly's Congo Bars"  

Sense of Taste's "Scalloped Beets with Chevre, Rosemary, and Walnuts"

Harmony à la Carte's "Walnut Oat Apricot Squares

vvvanessa's "Chewy Date Walnut Bars"