As a child growing up in South Africa, I used to read American Archie comics with total fascination. The things the characters talked about always seemed so exotic to me – even simple things like root beer and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I had not yet learned that jelly was the American version of our jam – and besides, we always ate our peanut butter sandwiches with golden syrup! These sandwiches still give you the caramelized syrup to go with your peanut butter, but also add a deliciously healthy twist with apple slices. This makes a great weekend breakfast treat!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 sandwiches
1 large sweet apple (Braeburn is good)
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
4 slices good quality whole-wheat bread
4 tablespoons Old-Fashioned Crunchy peanut butter
1. Wash and core the apple, then slice into about half an inch/.5cm thick slices (no need to peel). Heat the sugar and butter together in a frying pan over medium heat until the sugar has melted and the mixture is bubbling. Add the apple slices and fry until the one side is golden and caramelized, then turn them over and fry until the other side looks the same.
2. While the apples are caramelizing, take four slices of bread and spread each slice with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. Once the apple slices are caramelized to your taste, place half the apple slices on one slice and half on another. Drizzle the remaining caramel from the pan over the slices. Close the sandwiches with the remaining slices and serve immediately.
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