This Grilled Apple Pie & Peanut Butter Sandwich just might make you rethink jelly!
Cinnamon-infused flavors and savory peanut butter have never come together like this before.
This is one of those unconventional sandwich recipes that you try and remember for years. It’s so gosh darn tasty. Packed with sweetness, creamy richness, spice, and a salty savory peanut butter in every bite this sandwich really has it all. If you haven’t tried a grilled peanut butter sandwich, do yourself a favor and go for it! You will love it! And don’t forget the apple pie filling!
Apple peanut butter sandwich
My favorite bread to use with this sandwich is cinnamon bread. You could use your favorite of course. I used whipped peanut butter that I mixed with whipped cream cheese (the cream cheese adds a little tang and makes the peanut butter especially creamy). So there you have it. My new favorite peanut butter sandwich.
It is so good! The sweet, cinnamon infused apple pie filling sort of melts right into the peanut butter as it is getting grilled to perfection. The apples become soft and even sweeter. It tastes as if you are eating a piece of apple pie. The heat from the bread makes the peanut butter warm and happy. Mmm, mmm.
- Cinnamon Swirl Bread
- Apple Pie Filling
- Whipped Peanut Butter
- Whipped Cream Cheese
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Grilled Apple Pie & Peanut Butter Sandwich
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and butter one side of two slices of bread with about 1/2 teaspoon of butter.
- In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter and cream cheese until well mixed.
- Place two slices of bread buttered side down onto the hot skillet.
- Top with 1/2 cup of apple pie filling.
- Spread the remaining slices with the peanut butter mixture.
- Place the peanut butter side on top of the apple topped slices. Butter the tops of those pieces of bread.
- Toast the sandwich for 3-4 minutes per side until golden in color and heated through.
What goes well with an apple and peanut butter sandwich?
This fried peanut butter sandwich would be great served alongside fresh fruits like bananas, strawberries, or blueberries. It also does great with a simple side of yogurt too. this sandwich is pretty filling and a little on the sweet side so thinking of foods you’d normally serve at dessert or breakfast could help you to come up with some creative ideas.
What kind of peanut butter works best for this sandwich?
I like to use whipped peanut butter as I find that it blends in more easily with the cream cheese but any peanut butter (or nut butter alternative) would work fine. Even natural kinds of peanut butter go great with this recipe. I don’t think I’d like crunchy peanut butter in this dish though because the texture could throw off the balance of crisp and creamy.
Can I use canned fried apples instead of apple pie filling?
Yes, there’s no reason not to use fried canned apples in this recipe as they are very similar to canned apple pie, only less thick. Go ahead and try it soon and see how fast you get hooked on these tasty sandwiches!
Looking for more tasty sandwich recipes that you may enjoy:
- Fried Catfish Sandwich
- Creamy Shrimp Roll Sandwiches
- Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches
- “Fried” Bologna Sandwich Recipe
- Hot Italian Party Sandwiches
- Denver Omelet Breakfast Sandwich
Grilled Apple Pie & Peanut Butter Sandwich
- 4 slices Cinnamon Swirl Bread
- 2 teaspoons Butter
- 1 cup Apple Pie Filling
- 1/4 cup Whipped Peanut Butter
- 2 tablespoons Whipped Cream Cheese
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Butter one side of two bread slices with a 1/2 teaspoon of butter.
In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and cream cheese until combined.
Place two slices of bread, buttered side down onto hot skillet. Top with 1/2 cup apple pie filling. Spread remaining slices with peanut butter mixture. Place peanut butter side down over apple slice. Butter top side of bread slice.
Toast sandwich 3-4 minutes per side or until golden and heated through;/.
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Love these flavors! Such a great idea for a grilled sandwich!
This is the best idea ever!!!
Chris Hoffman says
I love that your husband dunks a PB&J in his chili! My husband does the same exact thing! He explained that when he was in school, the cafeteria always paired chili with a PB&J sandwich.
P.S. I will be trying your Apple Pie Grilled Peanut Butter Sandwich Recipe in the near future. Looks delicious!
Ha! That must be it! It’s still so bizarre isn’t it? Thanks Chris!
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
Cheddar on peanut butter toast?! That’s a new one! That’s like when my kids dip their french fries into their chocolate shake – just WEIRD! But grilled apple pie & peanut butter sounds right up my alley – YUMMY!!! Pinned, Tanya! Love this!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
This is such a great idea, Tanya!
So this one time, we went to a restaurant and they had a burger with peanut butter on it. We didn’t order it but our friend did and he said it was super good! It’s amazing the combos that taste good together!
SO very clever and I’m sure delicious
“It wasn’t a one dunk just to see how it tastes sort of thing” lol!! that’s exactly what I assumed at first. I am TOTALLY down with apples n’ peanut butter…esp when there is sugar and cinnamon involved. YUM!
Love everything about this sandwich! From the bread to the apple pie filling! Oh my yumminess!
I love dipping apples in PB. So this Apple Pie PB Sandwich is like that x 100!
Heather @ Shards of Lavender says
My grandpa introduced us to grilled peanut butter sandwiches and I still make them for my family. I’ve never thought of using cinnamon swirl bread or including apples, but will try this next time:)
My family loves peanut butter and banana grilled sandwiches. I have a feeling this will be added to the grilled sandwich favorites list! Pinned and I would love for you to share at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! https://wp.me/p466oG-1LB Have a terrific week!
When we were kids my mom would make us what she called “poor man quesadillas”. It was made with peanut butter and jelly instead of cheese. Now my kids love them for a treat or for lunch.. We have also tried them with fruit and different pie fillings (instead of jelly) for a change. They end up amazing!
I may have to try more sandwiches with pie fillings! These turned out so well!