toast with pumpkin butter, cheese, apples, pecans

Savory and Sweet Pumpkin Butter Toast

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    A fully loaded, fall-inspired toast topped with pumpkin butter, gouda cheese, sauteed apples, and toasted pecans for a perfectly savory and sweet combination.


    When I think of the fall and the holiday season, pumpkin is one of the first things to come to mind. Pumpkin is THE flavor of the fall season. I’m a big fan of all things pumpkin-related. I’m also a huge fan of savory toasts. With avocado season dying down, I wanted to create a toast we can all enjoy in the fall and winter months. 

    Say hello to the ‘avocado toast’ of the fall season! Let’s make pumpkin butter toast the new avocado toast shall we?

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    ingredients for this recipe layed out

    What Ingredients are Needed for Savory and Sweet Pumpkin Butter Toast?

    Sourdough Bread: My favorite sourdough bread is from Wildgrain. If you don’t know what Wildgrain is, check out my review post here and get $10 off your first box with my code WALNUT10. 

    Pumpkin Butter: I used maple pumpkin butter from Stonewall Kitchen. Any pumpkin butter you prefer will work here. Or you can make your own from a combination of pumpkin puree, fall spices, and sugar.

    Gouda Cheese: Gouda is a nice mild cheese that brings in the savory factor to this dish. Slice it up nice and thinly over the apples and it’s the perfect pairing.

    Apples: A nice honeycrisp, gala, or fuji apple are the preferred apples for this recipe. A granny smith would be too sweet, so try to stick to red apples.

    Pecans: Chopped and toasted.

    Cinnamon: Just a touch of cinnamon sprinkled over our apples while they saute over the stove to really add in the fall flavors.

    Butter: To saute our apples with.

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    toast topped with sauteed apples and gouda cheese

    How to Make Savory and Sweet Pumpkin Butter Toast

    Step One: Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread pecans evenly onto the tray. Place your 2 slices of sourdough on the tray as well. Lightly spray the bread with olive oil. Toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes*. Flipping the bread and stirring the pecans halfway through.

    Step Two: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the butter until melted. Add in the sliced apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, stir, and cover. Let simmer until the apples have softened, approx.10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

    Step Three: Assemble the toasts. On the toasted sourdough, spread a generous portion of pumpkin butter, layer with the simmered apples, top with sliced gouda cheese, and sprinkle with the toasted pecans. 

    toast with pumpkin butter, cheese, apples, pecans

    Savory and Sweet Pumpkin Butter Toast

    A fully loaded, fall-inspired toast topped with pumpkin butter, gouda cheese, sauteed apples, and toasted pecans for a perfectly savory and sweet combination.


    Prep time: 5 min |

    Cook time: 10 min |

    Total time: 15 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tbsp, unsalted butter (15g)
    • ½ medium apple, sliced 
    • ¼ cup, pumpkin butter (60g)
    • ½ tsp, cinnamon 
    • 2oz, gouda cheese, sliced thin
    • ¼ cup, pecans, roughly chopped and toasted (30g)
    • 2 slices, sourdough bread

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread pecans evenly onto the tray. Place your 2 slices of sourdough on the tray as well. Lightly spray the bread with olive oil. Toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes*. Flipping the bread and stirring the pecans halfway through.
    2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the butter until melted. Add in the sliced apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, stir, and cover. Let simmer until the apples have softened, approx.10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
    3. Assemble the toasts. On the toasted sourdough, spread a generous portion of pumpkin butter, layer with the simmered apples, top with sliced gouda cheese, and sprinkle with the toasted pecans. 
    4. Serve and enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. *Stay close to the oven and watch the pecans so they don’t burn!
    2. Easily double or triple this recipe if more toasts are needed!

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 toast

    Serves 2


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 417
    Total Fat 20g
      Saturated Fat 8g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 47mg
    Sodium 572mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Sugars 6g
    Protein 12g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Savory and Sweet Pumpkin Butter Toast


    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Pumpkin Toast, Fall Snack, Savory Toast


    Ratings and reviews (5)

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    Kevin Foodie
    1 month, 3 weeks ago

    You hooked me at pumpkin butter. I have never had it. But it looks delicious. This sounds like delicious breakfast or breakfast idea. Thanks for sharing Christine.

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    Sam
    1 month, 3 weeks ago

    YUMMM! I made mine vegan, by omitting the cheese and swapping for vegan butter and this was AMAZING!

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    Tianna
    1 month, 3 weeks ago

    This is a such an interesting way of using pumpkin!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    thank you! I love using pumpkin butter in my recipes whenever I can!

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    Amelie
    1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Oh my heavens!! How did you think of such a recipe? I absolutely love this combination, it's right up my street! And yes this will be my go-to toast combo for Autumn/Winter. Yum!!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    yay! so happy it's up your alley - hope you enjoy :)

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    Julie T
    2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Perfect for any time of the day. Wildgrain is the best!

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    agreed!

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