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King of Monte Cristo

Try this King of Monte Cristo recipe from chef Spike Mendelsohn

King of Monte Cristo

Blackberry jelly, Applewood-smoked bacon, peanut butter, and fresh bananas are griddled for this PB&J version of a classic Monte Cristo sandwich.

This recipe is provided courtesy of Chef Spike Mendelsohn and Peter Pan® Simply Ground Peanut Butter.

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For the sandwich:

  • 8 slices country bread
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter, such as Peter Pan® Simply Ground Original Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 Cups banana slices
  • 8 slices applewood-smoked Bacon, cooked
  • 2 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 4 Teaspoons butter

For the jam:

  • 1 Cup blackberry preserves
  • 1 Tablespoon water


For the sandwich:

Spread bread with peanut butter; fill with bananas and bacon to make 2 sandwiches. Press edges of sandwiches together to seal.

Heat large skillet, add butter and melt on medium heat.

Whisk egg, cinnamon and milk in bowl until well blended.

Add sandwiches, 1 at a time, turning to evenly moisten.

Add sandwiches to skillet; cook 2 min. on each side or until golden brown.

For the jam:

In a pot add the preserves and water, heat until smooth. Serve on the side