In The Kitchen: Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

NewsWatch 12's Alicia Rubin joins Patty Groth from Morning Glory to give us a look at Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast with spiced walnuts, pumpkin caramel butter and salted caramel syrup.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 11:55 AM
Updated: Sep 25, 2019 11:55 AM

Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Morning Glory

Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 8 oz. soft cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. white sugar

Procedure:

Combine soft cream cheese with the sugars and blend until mixed and soft. Add pumpkin puree and spices, mix to combine. Set aside.

Pumpkin Caramel Butter

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick soft butter
  • 3 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • Pinch of cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. salted caramel syrup

Procedure: 

Combine butter and sugars and blend until softened. Add pumpkin, syrup and spices and blend to mix. Chill.

Spiced Walnuts

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. chopped walnut or walnut pieces
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • Pinch of cloves

Procedure: 

Pre-heat oven to 350. In a small sauce pan, combine all ingredients until melted. Mix the nuts with the butter mixture and spread on a cookie sheet. Place in oven and toast for approximately 10 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Let cool.

Egg Wash: Whisk to combine 4 eggs, 2 c. half and half or milk, 1 tsp vanilla and 4 Tbsp. white sugar.

Final Assembly:

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out a portion of the pumpkin cheesecake filling on slice of bread. Spread evenly. Top with other half of bread and cut in half. On a hot griddle, melt butter and oil until foaming. Dip the sandwich into the egg wash and place on griddle. When golden brown, flip over the bread and continue cooking until heated through. Top with butter, whipped cream, walnuts, salted caramel syrup and powdered sugar. Enjoy.

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