To celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, we’re taking a look at five of the crazy peanut butter and jelly-inspired creations chefs across the nation have been coming up with!
1. PB Pasty at Cornish Pasty Co. in Phoenix, AZ
This warm, flaky pasty filled with creamy peanut butter, bananas and tart raspberry jam is topped with whipped cream and sure to hit the sweet spot.
2. Oregon-Smoked Goat Sandwich at PBJ’s Grilled in Portland, OR
This grilled sandwich using calamata olive bred is filled to capacity with PBJ’s house almond butter, applewood smoked bacon, goat cheese and fig jam.
3. “F” this PB Foie Gras Torchon at Praying Monk in Scottsdale, AZ
It was only a matter of time before a chef fancied-it-up and added foie gras to the classic PB&J flavor combo! Served with satisfyingly crunchy toast points, this combination of housemade peanut butter, blackberry jam and foie gras is far more decadent that your schoolyard snack.
4. PB Pain Perdu at Recette in New York, NY
The chefs at Recette have taken the classic sandwich from the playground to the adults’ (brunch) table with their over-the-top french toast reinvention.
5. Deep Fried PB at The Malibu Inn in Malibu, CA
With crunchy peanut butter and strawberry jelly, this sandwich is the closest to the original in the bunch. However, a deep fry in waffle batter does give this sandwich a tasty 2.0 upgrade!
What do you think? Would you try any of these takes on peanut butter and jelly?
Also, don’t miss this flashback to one of the “original” memes! (Here’s a hint: It’s peanut butter jelly time…)