Though raisin bread is great to eat on its own, its lovely flavors can be made even more divine by making it into a sandwich filled with ingredients that complement its fruity sweetness. From sweet to savory, there are lots of sandwich ideas that highlight the versatility of raisin bread.
Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese (The Worktop)
This Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese recipe from The Worktop is a great example of how raisin bread can be a wonderful canvas for cheesy, buttery goodness. The fruitiness of the raisins cuts through the savory flavors of butter and cheese, making this sandwich a perfect stress reliever at the end of the day.
"This grilled cheese recipe is made with raisin bread for a sweet and savory twist. Incredibly simple to make and perfect for breakfast, brunch or even a snack."
- 2 slices raisin bread
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1 slice Red Leicester cheese
Chicken Salad (My Adventures in the Country)
There's a reason why sweet and sour fruits and fruit products like pineapple and raisins taste good in savory numbers like chicken or tuna salad. They add a perfect fruity punch that livens up the palate and makes the dish all the more delicious! This Chicken Salad recipe from My Adventures in the Country takes it to the next level by using raisin bread.
"I always serve this recipe on raisin bread and it’s always a hit. I know it may sound a bit strange, but trust me when I say, you will never go back to plain bread after you’ve eaten this on raisin bread."
- 3 1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced (5 small chicken breasts)
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- 3 cups grapes, red or green, halved
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 3/4 cup Mayo
- 3/4 cup light sour cream
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Apple Raisin Bread Sandwich (Center Cut Cook)
If you're looking for a sandwich that's fresh and not overwhelming on the palate, you might want to try this Apple Raisin Bread Sandwich recipe from Center Cut Cook. Raisin bread is more of a main player than a backup in this sandwich. The raisin taste blends very well with the light cheesiness of the cream cheese and the bright crispness of green apples.
"Thinly sliced apples get sandwiched between raisin bread and cream cheese to create an Apple Raisin Bread Sandwich that everyone will love!"
- Cinnamon raisin bread (2 slices per sandwich)
- Cream cheese spread (peanut butter is another fun variation)
- Thinly sliced granny smith apples
- Lemon juice
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
If you're using butter, cream cheese or mayonnaise, spread them all the way to the edges of the bread so that wet sandwich fillings wouldn't soak the bread and make it soggy.