In this blog, I try to bring you not just different recipes for jam, jelly, and other canning sensations, but also fun ways to use them.
And is there a more simple, tasty, wholesome, take-you-back-to-your-childhood way of eating jam or jelly than in a peanut butter sandwich? Not really.
But I did change it up for us grown-ups, and kids will love it, too. I promise.
This recipe is for one sandwich. I trust you can do the math to double, triple, quadruple.
You will need: Small frying pan; 2 slices whole wheat bread; 1/2 apple, thinly sliced (not in wedges, but keeping the apple shape from top to bottom); 1 Tbsp. peanut butter; 1 pat real butter, unsalted and softened; and 1-2 Tbsp. jam (I used Pacific Coast Black Plum Jam that I made back in September).
Smear peanut butter and jam on one slice of the bread. On the other piece of bread, very thinly smooth 1/2 pat of butter on one side. Place the slice with butter in your pan, butter side touching the pan. Arrange apple slices on the slice of bread in the pan. Now, flip the slice of bread that has the peanut butter and jam on top of the slice in the pan. Lightly spread the remaining butter on top of this slice of bread. If you follow the above directions exactly, you won't have to ever place a slice of bread with butter or peanut butter on a plate or counter. Less mess! Okay. Now, turn on your stove burner to low heat. Be patient, wait for butter to begin melting in pan. Flip sandwich over, melt butter on that side. Flip again, wait *about* 2 minutes, check to see that the bread is golden brown, flip again and toast the other side to a golden brown. Enjoy with a smile and a glass of milk. I am giddy with my culinary prowess. xo, AB