Walnut Dusted Oven-Baked Apples and Pears

Walnut Dusted Oven-Baked Apples and Pears

This recipe combines the flavors of walnuts, apples and cranberries.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe apples; peeled, cored and quartered (optional to substitute or add pears)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup California walnuts, toasted and chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a 9-inch (8-cup capacity) oval gratin baking dish. Add the apples, pears, cranberries, lemon juice, honey, and vanilla; mix well.
  2. 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.


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