How to Make an Apple Sandwich

In case you’ve seen these apple sandwiches around, but have no idea how to make them…this is for you!

First, you’ll need…

The Supplies

Required Supplies:

  • An apple (of course!)
  • Some nut or seed butter like peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter
  • Large knife, small table knife, and cutting board
  • Small round cookie cutter (I got mine in a set from Sur la Table)

Optional Supplies: 

  • Raisins
  • Lemon – to keep apple from turning brown
  • Toothpicks – helps hold sandwich together in a lunchbox that likely gets tossed all around!
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1. Cut off the top of the apple and then make the first thin slice (a.k.a. the top of the sandwich).

2. Make another slice, which will become the bottom of the sandwich. If you started cutting near the top of the apple you can get four slices (2 sandwiches) out of one apple.

3. Cut out the core with a small round cookie cutter. You can also use a table knife and go around in a circular motion, but it’s not nearly as pretty. :)

4. Add some nut or seed butter (like peanut butter).

5. If desired, add some raisins as well.

6. Put on the top of the sandwich.

7. If you don’t trust your child to keep their lunchbox in one position all day long then secure with wooden toothpicks (plastic ones can break in apple). Also be sure to instruct your child to remove the toothpicks before taking a bite. :)

8. Squirt with lemon juice to help keep apple from turning brown. You can also mix lemon with a little water so it doesn’t taste so “lemony” or like “cleaner” as my daughter once told me.

And voila…there’s lunch! This apple sandwich is paired with a whole-wheat zucchini muffin, frozen peas (that defrost by lunchtime), and cheddar cheese cubes.

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Comments

  1. Teresa |

    From Cooks Illustrated… dissolve 1 tbsp. honey in one cup of water to prevent apples from browning. Works and tastes much better than lemon juice. :)

    • Margaret |

      Great to know!! I haven’t heard this one before but I will definitely try it. Thank you!

  2. Carol |

    You can use cream cheese in an apple sandwich or you could use alternating slices of apple & cheese like cheddar, or pumpkin butter or apple butter. all of that as an alternative to peanut or nut butter sandwiches. Also in order to keep apples from turning brown…float them in pineapple juice. Kroger, a local grocery store, makes fresh apple salad in the store. I used to work there and that’s what we did. We’d float the apples in pineapple juice then pour the apples and pineapple juice through a strainer into another container to make room for more apples when the container was full. it’s much tastier than lemon :)

  3. pril |

    Wow, these are simple to make and taste great.. who would of thunk it!
    Day one on my 10 day challenge.
    Great job on this one great idea and tasty treats!

    • pril |

      Forgot to mention I used a twist off wine cap to get my holes. lol worked great.

  4. Laura |

    Instead of using lemon to keep your apples fresh, use pineapple juice. Pineapple juice contains the asorbic acid that prevents the apple from turning brown and yet isn’t sour-it even adds an natural touch of sweetness!

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  6. angel |

    I never made them into sandwiches (can’t believe I never thought to) but when I make apple “rings” I use an apple corer and then slice on my mandolin slicer, I did these for the kids at my daycare so slicing by hand would have taken to long

  7. Roda |

    What almond butter do you use ? What do you recomend ? I got MaraNatha Natural Raw Almond Butter and I was wondering if it’s good ??? Thanks :)

    • Assistant to 100 Days (Amy) |

      Hi Roda. MaraNatha is a fine brand. I go for the raw organic version. :) Brad’s is another good brand. ~Amy

  8. Michelle allen |

    I bought the circle cutters. When I used it for the apple it split the side. I was wondering if my slices are too thick or if the apple is too small. They are small apples from my parents orchard.

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