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).
A gourmet twist on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich using Nutella and orange marmalade!
- 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
71 Comments on “Nutella Tartine”
Well, it sounds like you are a purist! I can’t say I blame you…I would probably agree. I hope you had a great start to your week. I spent mine baking and writing…a much needed day of rest. Thank you for sharing yet another delicious post!
LOL! Well, I’m sure you have complete control with keeping marmalade and Nutella separated!!
I have been meaning to tell you lately that I have been keeping up with your posts but Mei has made it nearly impossible to leave you a comment and your past few posts have been really great! I enjoyed reading them all and plan to borrow some recipes from you soon! 🙂 Great job!
This is still my favourite FFWD recipe (or “un recipe) so far!
I’ve seen some Nutella recipes for the past few days but I still enjoy exploring with new Nutella recipes. I buy many jars from Costco (how dangerous!) and I need many recipes… =P Thanks for sharing!
I really liked this but maybe I wouldn’t have if my orange marmalade had worked out. Instead I used raspberry wine jelly and it was good. Seems like several people didn’t care for the chocolate/orange mix.
Lovely pictures! This is the first FFwD recipe that I really didn’t care for. I think I didn’t like the combo of marmalade and Nutella. I should have left the Nutella off. Oh, well. Glad you enjoyed it.
What an interesting idea, not sure if I would want them together either. It looks great though and bet my niece would enjoy 🙂
Woah! They are such amazing treat to the eyes!-Kavi (Edible Entertainment)Ongoing Event:(Kid’s Delight – Something Sweet)
I’m a Nutella fan and I’m also with you on the marmalade. The pictures are great.
LOVE NUTELLA! and that tartine?! Perfect on a weekend brunch 🙂
It looks delicious, but I can understand why you didn’t love it. Orange and chocolate don’t work together well for me either. Make it strawberry or raspberry though and then you’re talking!