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.

1 Comment

  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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