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Harvest Pumpkin Apple Gratin with Gouda Pecan Panko Topping

Indulge your taste buds with the irresistible flavors of fall with our Pumpkin Apple Gratin featuring a decadent Gouda Pecan Topping. This comforting dish is a harmonious blend of creamy pumpkin, apple sauce, and the rich, nutty goodness of Gouda cheese, all crowned with a crunchy pecan topping that adds the perfect finishing touch. Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or simply craving a cozy night in, this recipe is sure to elevate your autumn culinary experience.



  • 1 (15 oz) can Lucky Leaf Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Musselman's Cinnamon Apple Sauce
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup minced apple


  • 1 1/2 cup panko
  • 3/4 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded smoked gouda
  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted


  1. Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 3.5qt casserole dish.

  2. Step 2
    In a large bowl add the pumpkin puree, apple sauce, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, & salt. Whisk to combine. Pour in creamy & whisk again. Add in the apples & stir in. Pour the mixture into a prepared casserole dish.

  3. Step 3
    Prepare the topping buy adding the panko, pecans, & gouda to a bowl and mix just to combine evenly. Add in the butter and mix to combine, coating evenly. Sprinkle the topping over evenly.

  4. Step 4
    Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the mixture is just barely jiggly. Set the oven to broil & and crisp up the topping for 1-2 minutes.

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