Gourmet Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe

Gourmet Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
479 Calories
29g Fat
46g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 479
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 496mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 272mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Could you ever imagine a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as decadent? Try this gourmet PB&J, and you'll reassess everything you've previously understood about this classic.


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While we don't want to mess with the perfection that is the standard peanut butter and jelly sandwich, sometimes you may want to try a new twist on an old favorite, all while paying homage to the traditional flavors that entranced most of us as children.

By using an artisan bread and heating it in butter, a crispy, golden crust develops on the bread similar to the way it would on a grilled cheese. Plus the heat melts the peanut butter and jelly into a gooey, rich confection. Try rye, whole grain, or sourdough bread for added dimension in flavor.


  • 2 slices bread, such as rye, whole grain, or sourdough

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter, smooth or crunchy

  • 1 tablespoon jam or jelly, your choice of flavor

  • 1 tablespoon butter, or margarine, softened

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Gourmet Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich ingredients

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  2. Prepare peanut butter sandwich using desired jelly or jam. Make sure it isn't too runny because sandwich will be heated and jam could leak out.

    bread with peanut butter, bread with jelly

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  3. Heat a frying pan and melt butter in pan. Tilt pan so butter covers pan evenly. This is key to get a perfectly crispy crust on the bread.

    butter in a pan

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  4. Butter one side of sandwich. Place buttered side down in the pan. If possible, place a steak weight or bacon press on sandwich, so it cooks evenly. When one side is golden brown, butter other side. Turn sandwich over and place weight back on sandwich. The second side will cook faster because sandwich is already heated.

    peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a pan

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  5. Remove sandwich from pan, cut diagonally and serve immediately.

    Gourmet Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich on a cutting board

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Looking for other ways to perk up your beloved PB&J? Here are some other ways to enjoy this common childhood favorite:

  • Try spreading it on French toast that's fresh off the griddle.

  • For a fun twist, try a sandwich with waffles instead of bread. Just slather some peanut butter and jelly onto waffles. You will not necessarily need syrup in this case, but you can, of course, add it if you'd like.

  • Instead of bulky bread, try putting the peanut butter and jelly on a healthy wrap. It may be slimmer in volume, but the taste will shine.