Pumpkin Bread Topped with Apples and Sausage


  • 1 loaf pumpkin bread (or any nut bread of your
  • choice)
  • 1 cube unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 large crisp apples, unpeeled & sliced thin
  • 3 large sausages, of your choice, precooked, sliced 1/4" pieces
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley


  • Slice bread from the bottom, up, 1/4" for each slice making 3-4 slices depending on the height of the loaf. You should have long horizontal slices.
  • Mix the butter and cheese together until spreadable. Spread a 1/8" smear of this mixture on each slice of bread.
  • Top the cream cheese/butter spread with thinly sliced apples. Place the remaining spread in pastry bag and dot each slice down the middle with a dab of spread every one inch or so (this will help the sausage adhere).
  • Now, go down and add one sausage slice to the dabs. Cut through the horizontal slices evenly between the sausages to create a singular serving.
  • Finish each serving with a pastry bag floret and a leaf of Italian parsley. Viola!!
  • Note: Additional fruit, cranberries, chutney or a touch of brandy can be added to the cream cheese/butter mixture if desired.


  • Description:
  • "This is a wonderful hors d'euvre that is simple and great for a large
  • crowd."
  • SERVINGS: 24
  • SOURCE: David Monn