My children came running into our house the other day with a container full of black walnuts from our tree they had picked.
Which got me thinking.
The walnut gets no respect. Like, at all! In all of the hustle and bustle of fall cooking we highlight the apple, the squash, the pumpkin...but not the TRUE star of the show.
The walnut adds an extra oomph of flavor to some of our favorite fall treats and breakfasts. It's what makes some of the best dishes extraordinary dishes.
So today, I'm highlighting some of my favorite fall treats that include one of my favorite accessory ingredients...the walnut.
Cranberry Spinach Walnut Cups by Burnt Apple
Honey Pear and Walnut Crostinis by Michelle Meals
Walnut Appetizer Scones by Family Kitchen
Banana Bread Pancakes by Burnt Apple
Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal Pancake with Vanilla Glaze by Bran Appetit
Cin a Butt Cake by Burnt Apple
Applebees Maple Butter Blondies by Burnt Apple
Caramel Apple Honey Wafer Dessert by Burnt Apple
Chocolate Walnut Puffs by Definetely Leopard
Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies by Saving Room for Dessert
Old Fashioned Butterscotch Walnut Cookies by Burnt Apple
Gorgonzola and Walnut Stuffed Beef Sliders by Make it Ontario Beef
Grilled Cheese with Apple and Rosemary Walnut Butter by bran appetit
Pasta with Walnut Pesto by Heather Cristo
Pumpkin Ravioli with Walnut Cream Sauce by Ciao Chow Linda
Tuscan Toasted Walnut Pizza by Burnt Apple
Grapefruit Endive Salad by Eat Eighty Twenty
Grilled Peach and Chicken Salad with Poppyseed Dressing by Burnt Apple
Pomegranate Salad by Burnt Apple
Spinach and Nectarine Salad with Orange Citrus Vinegarette by Coupon Clipping Cook