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Feb 5, 2005 11:50 AM

Nut butter and Jelly...

  • m

I'm suffering from a severe failure of imagination!
I love PB & grape jelly sandwiches -on raisin WW bread.
In order not to get tired, I'd like to try other similar combinations but I can't think of good ones!
Fairway -the supermarket that's closest to me- sells fresh almond butter. Which jelly or jam would be good with that?
Also, how about other nut butters?

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  1. Hi. I vote for apricot jam with almond butter, and raspberry jam with cashew butter. And strawberry jam with cream cheese instead of any nut butter, once in a while.

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    1. re: JennBenn

      Cream cheese and raspberry jelly on oatmeal bread was the only lunch I would eat from 3rd grade until 6th grade. Thanks for reminding me!

    2. Funny, I just bought almond butter today for the first time. I wonder about baking it into cookies.

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      1. re: Amy

        Is it natural or processed? If natural, I would hesitate to use it in cookies, as the oil and solids will separate rapidly. For the same reason you need to use JIF or Skippy instead natural peanut butter in cookies. The specific problem with cookies is that they are very small, and heat works on them so quickly, so that oil separation is much more likely than when a nut butter is included in something more substantial.

        1. re: Amy

          absolutely, you should. i mix about 1/4 cup into chocolate chip cookie dough:

          12 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
          2/3 cup each, brown sugar and white
          2 eggs
          1 tablespoon vanilla
          1/4 almond butter (i prefer it raw, rather than roasted)
          2 cups flour
          1/2 teaspoon baking soda
          1/2 teaspoon salt
          8 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate

        2. ever try the elvis sandwich. pb, sliced bananas, honey on white, fried in butter. no, it's good. try.

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          1. re: yum

            Isn't there bacon in the "Elvis" too?

            If so, have you tried it that way?

            1. re: gp

              oh, yeah. that sounds right. i don't make it with bacon. that sounds kind of gross doesn't it?

          2. Almond butter is good, but cashew butter is to die for. It is, of course, very very rich. If you ever get a chance to try Brazilian chocolates, they have a brand that sells little balls of chocolate filled with cashew butter. Unbelievably yummy.

            1. r

              I know you had specifically asked about sandwiches with a jam/jelly combo.... but I really like almond butter with nutella on 2 slice of really thick shoku-pan (Japanese white bread), with the bread lightly toasted.

              If you like almond butter, you should also try giving sunflower seed butter a try too. Drizzle a little bit of honey over it on an open-faced sandwich.