Honey toast is not unfamiliar to folks from Tokyo-metro, Taipei, Singapore, or Bangkok. Really, it's genius. And simple. And able to be interpreted to your heart's content. As many ways as one can craft a sandwich, one can hook up some honey toast. Classically, it's a big fluffy slab of Pullman-type bread, with more than a little butter and a generous amount of honey. Here, the toast is dredged in a sugar to give it an irresistible crisp-meets-sticky exterior.

Recipe by Oxmoor House October 2014


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

1 hr 1 min
22 mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 slice bread, 1/2 cup apples, 1/2 tablespoon walnuts, and 1 tablespoon crème fraîche)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat your oven to 400°.

  • Arrange the walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet or a cast-iron skillet. Toast in the oven for about 6 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, giving them a stir halfway through. Remove and set aside.

  • Combine the diced apples, the brown sugar, and the cornstarch in a medium bowl. Toss to coat evenly. Now add the salt, the lemon zest, and the lemon juice. Toss again.

  • Using a paper towel, rub an 11 x 7-inch baking dish with a tablespoon of butter. Pour in the apple mixture.

  • Roast the apples at 400° for 30 minutes or until tender, folding every few minutes.

  • Remove the apples from the oven and preheat the broiler.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon of the butter and the honey in a small saucepan. Melt and stir until incorporated. (Or microwave on HIGH 1 minute until the butter melts and the mixture bubbles.)

  • Brush the bread on all sides with the honey butter. Place the sugar in a shallow dish. Dredge the buttered bread in sugar.

  • Place the bread slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Broil 3 minutes, turn, and broil 2 minutes more, until evenly toasted and glistening.

  • To serve, smear a tablespoon of crème fraîche on each piece of toast. Top with roasted apples and walnuts. Tell them it took you forever, and that it's too long a recipe to even discuss.


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Nutrition Facts

330 calories; fat 12.5g; saturated fat 5.8g; mono fat 2.9g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 51g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 28mg; iron 2mg; sodium 265mg; calcium 89mg.