Food & Drink

How You're Making PB&J Completely Wrong (Seriously)

Published On 04/28/2015 Published On 04/28/2015
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Dan Gentile/Thrillist
Dan Gentile/Thrillist

The Perfect PB&J Recipe

Total Time:  2 minutes
Yield: 1 massive sandwich


  • 1/4 cup your favorite organic peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup the best-looking organic mixed berry jam at your grocery store
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 ½-inch slices of quality white bread from a local baker (brioche or challah)


  • Choose your favorite organic peanut butter (or almond, which the chef prefers). It's best if you can grind it yourself at the store.
  • Refrigerate the jam for at least 2 hours, as you want it to be nice and cold.
  • Spoon the peanut butter evenly on the bread. Spread it right up to the edge.
  • Sprinkle the sea salt on top of the peanut butter.
  • Spoon the berry jam onto the peanut butter. With the back of the spoon, evenly spread the jam across the sandwich to the edge.
  • Top it off and eat immediately. You don't want the bread going stale as it sits out.
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