Black Walnut Fruit Crisp

Black Walnut Fruit Crisp

Black Walnut Fruit Crisp

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


12 people

Wild, natural black walnuts are an American heirloom ingredient, making them the perfect addition to this classic recipe.

Why Try? This is a wonderful dessert for people who prefer desserts that aren’t overly sweet.

The rich taste and robust crunch tops a bounty of vibrant, sweet-tangy fruit, oats, and buttery brown sugar crumble.


  • 2 cups black walnuts
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 cups oats, cooking
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 Combine flour, oats, and brown sugar. Blend in butter. Add black walnuts. Pat half of mixture into bottom of 9" x 12" pan.
  • 3 Combine fresh fruit (or fruit filling of your choice*), sugar, and almond extract. Spread fruit mixture over crust; then spread remaining crust mixture over top of fruit.
  • 4 Bake approximately 30 minutes. Let cool before serving.
  • 5 *Can also substitute 2 (16-oz.) cans pie filling or frozen fruit for the fresh fruit. Add or omit sugar to taste.


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