Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwich

September 22, 2020—0 Comments
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Photographed by Ashley Arpel Greenwald

I came up with the idea of this sandwich when I was at a Culinary conference workshop on how to present a recipe on television.  The producer asked us to teach how to make a PB&J sandwich in 2 minutes, using our own ideas and point of view.

Since Garen of Eydie is all about elevating the nutritional content of our recipes, and making it elegant to eat, I came up with this idea to make an elegant hors d’oeuvre.  Using almond butter, no oil or salt, and a quick homemade strawberry balsamic jelly, the old fashioned PB&J turned into an adult amuse bouche! It’s a great way to make PB&J healthier and delicious for the kids too!

Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Servings: Makes 1 cup Jelly, for about 6-8 sandwiches

For The Strawberry Jelly:

  • 1 TB balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1  TB maple syrup, or more to taste
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice, or more to taste

For The Sandwich:

Make The Strawberry Jelly:

  1. In a 2-3 quart saucepan, over medium heat, add the balsamic vinegar and let it simmer until slightly reduced, and a little syrupy, for just about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  2. Add in the sliced strawberries and mix to combine.  Add in maple syrup and lemon juice and let simmer until the strawberries break down and the jelly starts to thicken.
  3. Remove from heat, place mixture in a bowl, and let cool. Place in the refrigerator and let thicken for an hour or so.
  4. Can be refrigerated for 1 week.

Make The Hors D’oeuvre:

  1. Spread a thin layer of almond butter on a toasted slice of bread.
  2. Remove the crust
  3. Cut into quarters and make 2 sandwiches from the 4 pieces
  4. Dollop a bit of the cooled strawberry jam on top and serve. 

Make Back To School Sandwiches:

  1. Toast 2 slices of bread
  2. Spread a thin layer of almond butter on one slice and jelly on the other.
  3. Make the sandwich and cut in half.

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