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Apple pie with candied walnuts

A very easy and delicious recipe for an apple pie. This apple pie with candied walnuts is different as this recipe uses whole apples instead of chopped apples.

Who does not like a slice of good apple pie?

Let me tell you that the below recipe for apple pie with candied walnuts is not good, it is wonderful!!! I am sure nobody will be able to resist it!


How to make apple pie with candied walnuts?

First make the pastry dough. Just mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl until it comes together. Then you need to divide it into two portions, flatten it and let it chill in the fridge. When it comes to apple pie filling, this apple pie is different from a standard apple pie as you do not need to chop the apples. Just peel the apples and remove the seeds and cut apples into half. This is it. The apple halves will be chunky but soft after baking. Making candied walnuts is pretty straightforward. Melt butter and sugar, add walnuts and this is it. Oh, do not forget to toast your walnut first! Then arrange first layer of pastry in a baking tin, add the walnuts, then apples, then second layer of pastry dough and sprinkle some sugar. Now, you are ready to bake!


What does apple pie with candied walnuts taste like?

This dessert tastes lush. It is more substantial than the standard apple pie as the layer of a tangy cream cheese pastry dough is quite thick and substantial. The chunky apples covered in cinnamon have a nice bite to it. What else? Walnuts, of course! Apple and walnuts work well together and create the best desserts. A generous layer of buttery candied walnuts adds sweetness and of course nuttiness and a lovely crunchy layer.


How to serve apple pie with candied walnuts?

This recipe for apple pie with candied walnuts is not only unique in look but it also tastes glorious. Pockets of deliciousness are waiting to be covered with creamy vanilla custard.

Yes, custard. Most people think that apple pie has to be served with ice cream, BUT you need to try apple pie with vanilla custard, this is THE thing! My better half introduced me to this way of eating apple pie and it was a game changer. BUT, to be fair, I can not pick if I prefer apple pie with ice cream or custard, I like it both. In fact, why not just add ice cream on top of apple pie and then top it with custard??

Apple pie with candied walnuts is a wonderful and easy dessert that you can make all year round. This cake is perfect for any occasions and will satisfy every sweet tooth.

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Recipe source – Adapted from my Mom’s baking notebook.


Apple pie with candied walnuts

A very easy and delicious recipe for an apple pie. This apple pie is different as this recipe uses whole apples which are placed on a wonderful layer of candied walnuts.

Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 60 mins Rest Time 120 mins Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 12 Best Season: Fall


Apple pie crust


Candied walnuts


Apple pie crust

  1. In a large bowl add AP flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla and cream cheese and mix for 5 minutes until  pastry dough starts to come together.

  2. Add egg to the mix and then mix until egg is fully incorporated and pastry dough is smooth.

  3. Prepare a large piece of a cling film, spread it on a clean surface and then place the pastry dough on top.

  4. Divide pastry into half and flatten it into discs.

  5. Cover the pastry discs in a cling film and place in the fridge for an hour.


  1. Peel apples, cut them into half and remove the cores.

  2. Set the apples aside.

Candied walnuts

  1. Toast walnuts on a medium pan and then move them to a bowl.

  2. On the same pan add sugar and butter and let it melt.

  3. Add walnuts to the mixture and stir well, making sure that all walnuts are covered in the butter mixture.

  4. Cook for about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Assembling apple pie

  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C fan.

  2. Prepare baking tray, I used 27cm x 18cm baking tray. Line it with a baking paper and set aside.

  3. Take out pastry dough from a fridge and roll it to the shape of your baking tin.

  4. Line one piece of your pastry dough  on the bottom and press it firmly with your fingers.

  5. Spread candied walnuts on the bottom.

  6. Add apples on top and sprinkle apples with cinnamon.

  7. Place second part of pastry dough on top of the apples and press to make sure that apples all covered with the pastry.

  8. Sprinkle coarse sugar on top.

  9. Bake in an oven for about one hour.

  10. When it is ready, remove apple pie from your oven and let it cool.

  11. Serve with custard or ice cream.

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