Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Bacon Melt

Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Bacon Melt
Staff Writer
Suzanne Lehrer

Everything is better with bacon. This hot, melty spin on your childhood favorite with fig jam, bacon, and American cheese will have you wondering why you were making your PB&J's all wrong your whole life. If you're not into American cheese, extra-sharp Cheddar works great here, too.

2
Servings
107
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • slices bacon, halved crosswise
  • sturdy whole-wheat bread
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  unsalted butter, melted
  • 2  Tablespoons  creamy peanut butter
  • 2  Tablespoons  fig jam
  • slices white or yellow American cheese

Directions

Cook the bacon in a large dry pan over medium-low heat until crispy, about 5 minutes, and then transfer to paper towels to drain. Pour out the fat from the skillet, but leave a thin coating in the pan; do not wipe the skillet. Brush 1 side of each bread slice with the melted butter. Flip and spread 2 of the slices with the peanut butter, and 2 of the slices with the jam. Top the peanut butter slice with 1/2 of the bacon and 1/2 of the cheese. Transfer the bread slices back to the pan over medium heat, and cook until bottom of bread is lightly browned and the cheese is beginning to melt, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the heat to low and cover with a lid until cheese is completely melted, about 1 minute longer.

Assemble sandwiches and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
29mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
282mg
19%
Water
10g
0%

Peanut Butter Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peanut Butter Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.