This Nutella Tartine is a popular snack with French school children made with toasted brioche, creamy hazelnut spread and a smear of orange marmalade. Would my family enjoy this exotic twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich?
An Exotic Twist on PB & J
Even though I could have eaten the whole jar of Nutella with a spoon, this didn’t wow me. I now know I prefer my Nutella without marmalade and my marmalade without Nutella. It’s not far off from a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, using Nutella instead of pb and marmalade instead of jelly or jam.
Since I have never liked the classic pb & j sandwich, it’s no surprise, I wasn’t a fan. But all those French children can’t be wrong, so give this Nutella tartine a try and let me know what you think!
This recipe is adapted from Around My French Table, by Dorie Greenspan (Houghton Mifflin, 2010).
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 4 slices brioche or challah bread
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 cup orange marmalade (I used Bonne Maman)
- Coarse salt, optional
- Toasted chopped hazelnuts, to garnish
Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil, and set aside.
Put Nutella in a microwavable bowl. Heat until softened and warmed, 15-20 seconds.
Brush one side of each slice of bread with melted butter. Put the bread on the baking sheet with the buttered side up. Broil the bread until the tops are lightly toasted, watching carefully to prevent burning.
Spread the orange marmalade over the toasted bread. Drizzle with warm Nutella. Sprinkle lightly with a coarse salt, if desired. Garnish with toasted hazelnuts.
Recipe adapted from Around My French Table.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 639Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 5gSugar: 27gProtein: 13g