Crunchy Raspberry PB&J 1.000

Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post

Aug 21, 2019

A peanut butter and jelly is so easy to make and so easy to mess up. We wanted to resist the temptation to turn it too fancy and precious, but a few simple upgrades gave us a satisfying, well-balanced sandwich we wish we’d had packed in our school lunch bag.


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Tested size: 1 servings

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons crunchy natural peanut butter
  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jam or preserves
  • 2 to 3 thick (about 1/4 inch) slices tart apple


Divide the peanut butter between the slices of bread. Spread the raspberry jam on top of one of the peanut butter layers. Place the apple slices on top of the jam, followed by the other slice of bread.

Variations: Use fig preserves. Try a different crunchy nut butter. Make it a club with another slice of bread and more filling.

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From Voraciously lead writer Becky Krystal.

Tested by Becky Krystal.

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