Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Bacon Melt

Staff Writer
Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Bacon Melt
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
2162
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, halved crosswise
  • 4 sturdy whole-wheat bread
  • 1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons fig jam
  • 4 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
66g
100%
Sugar
40g
N/A
Saturated Fat
22g
100%
Cholesterol
71mg
24%
Protein
99g
100%
Carbs
295g
98%
Vitamin A
30µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13.7%
Vitamin B6
2mg
83%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
19mg
94%
Vitamin K
50µg
63%
Calcium
1255mg
100%
Fiber
39g
100%
Folate (food)
287µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
287µg
72%
Iron
17mg
93%
Magnesium
527mg
100%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
33mg
100%
Phosphorus
1664mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
16g
N/A
Potassium
1994mg
57%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
79%
Sodium
3698mg
100%
Sugars, added
10g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
3mg
100%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
14mg
91%