PB&J Day Treat: Peanut Butter and Apple Jelly Sandwich

It’s National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day and I was compelled to celebrate by making a twist on one of my favorite sandwiches. I love spreading peanut butter on apple slices, so I tried to duplicate that flavor with a sandwich made with organic whole wheat toast, plain chunky peanut butter (just peanuts and salt), and homemade apple “jelly.”

The jelly I made is more of a compote, concocted by blending a peeled and chopped apple, the juice of half a tangerine, zest from the same tangerine, a pinch of cinnamon, and a teaspoon of honey. On low heat, I cooked the apple and juice for several minutes until the apple pieces became slightly softened, then I added the honey and let it cool. I used a hand blender to give the apple mixture a slightly smooth, slightly chunky consistency (a few pulses away from apple sauce). Peanut butter on one side, apple compote on the other, sliced in half, devoured. Yum.

One Reply to “PB&J Day Treat: Peanut Butter and Apple Jelly Sandwich”

  1. Has anyone ever heard of peanut butter and apple jelly sandwich with a slice of watercrest lettuce? I remember this sandwich in my 1970s school cafeteria when I was in headstart. I’ve never seen a recipe or this type of sandwich since. Am I mistaken. Is this a childhood false memory?

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