Erin D.

Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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When I eat a sandwich, I want it to be both filling and delicious. This hearty sandwich is packed with sauteed and very lightly sweetened cinnamon apples and peanut butter. Warm, gooey, and a little messy, this will please both kids and adults! I used Smooth Operator here it can also be made with Mighty Maple, The Bee’s Knees, or Old Fashioned Crunchy.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 18 minutes
Yield: 2 sandwiches

Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches


Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches Ingredients

2 small or 1 large apple
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 slices whole wheat bread
4-6 tablespoons Smooth Operator peanut butter


1. Wash, core, and cut the unpeeled apple into 1/8” slices.

Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and water to a large saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Add the sliced apples and make sure to coat them in the liquid mixture.

Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

3. Cover the pan and simmer the apples for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The apples should be slightly soft but still crisp.

4. Add the vanilla to the pan and mix the apples to make sure that the vanilla gets incorporated.

5. Remove the apples to a plate and leave behind any liquid in the pan.

6. Melt another tablespoon of butter in the pan. Spread 1–1 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter on one side of each piece of bread.

7. Divide the sauteed apples in half and place each half on one piece of bread.

Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

8. Place the remaining two pieces of bread, peanut butter side down, on top of the apples. Cook the sandwiches over medium heat until brown, about 2–4 minutes.

Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

9. Carefully flip the sandwiches over and cook the second side for another 2-4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and serve immediately.

Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches


In this recipe Erin adds apples to a peanut butter sandwich. Which variety of apples would you use? Macintosh, Granny Smith, Fuji?

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26 Responses to Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches

  1. Jennifer Hudson Mosher says:

    I would use a nice tart apple like Granny Smith. I also would probably use The Bee’s Knees PB for a nice honey flavor!


    • patty m says:

      I am going to use Honeycrisp apples, preferably the local grown in Michigan. Another great option would be Pink Lady apples. Delicious recipe!

  2. Jessica L. says:

    Pink Ladies are my go-to apple for just about everything!

  3. Kayla Zimering says:

    I’d use a Granny Smith to balance the sweetness. (:

  4. A W says:

    Fuji apples

  5. Dan says:

    Gonna try it this weekend!

  6. Danielle Bruno says:

    Definitely Macintosh!

  7. vickie says:

    YUMMO…I have saved this to try when we down here in S Florida get into apple season. I love Macintosh apples the best, but for this recipe I think Fuji would hold up better. Fuji is my second fave. Bet adding bananas would be awesome too.

  8. Joy says:

    Grammy smith!

  9. Susan Christy says:

    I like Granny Smith the best.

  10. Marcia pacak says:

    I used coconut oil instead of butter…yummy

  11. Beth says:

    Honeycrisp would be my first choice, with Golden Delicious second.

  12. pamela porter says:

    Granny Smith. My Favorite! This recipe sounds great! πŸ™‚

  13. Francisco says:

    I would add Gala apples, my favorite!

  14. Amy P says:

    I really like Honeycrisp apples and would try them in this yummy recipe.

  15. Leslie says:

    Using a sweet/tart & crisp apple, Pink Lady for me. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  16. Kelli says:

    I’d use Fuji apples, they’re my favorite.

  17. nik says:

    I just discovered Zestar apples last weekend at the farmer’s market and ohgoodgolly they are superdelicious! I’d definitely try them in Erin’s recipe…thanks for sharing it! πŸ™‚

  18. Amber says:

    HoneyCrisp but I equally love Fujis! This sammie looks delicious and I will try it for lunch with my hubby.

  19. Abby says:

    I like Fuji the best! What a great idea!

  20. Jennifer says:

    I would use Gala apples because I love their sweetness. I definitely want to try this recipe!

  21. Kristine says:

    Fuji – reliably tasty!

  22. Paula Hurley says:

    YUMMY! I made this with Dark Chocolate PB and Gala apples and it was so good! Thanks!

  23. katherine d says:

    pink lady apples

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  24. Jeffrey says:

    I’ve been addicted to a new variety that’s available at my local grocer, the Sweetango!

  25. Denise B says:

    I would use the Fuji apples. Not quite as tart as the Granny Smith.

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Grilled Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches