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Homemade Uncrustables

These sealed sandwiches work great in lunchboxes, and are just pennies a sandwich, compared to the store-bought version.
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Homemade Uncrustables

Ingredients

  • 2 individual Sandwich Bread, White
  • 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter, Creamy
  • 2 tablespoons Grape Jelly

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Plastic Wraps
  • Sandwich Presses
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on both slices of bread, avoiding the edges. (Spreading it on both slices helps prevent the jelly from soaking through the bread.)
  2. Spread jelly on one piece of bread, again, avoiding the edges.
  3. Sandwich bread together, peanut-butter-and-jelly side in.
  4. Take your sandwich sealer and press down hard in the middle of the bread to cut off the crusts and seal the edges, according to manufacturer’s instructions. If you don't have a sandwich press, you can use the tines of a fork to seal the edges together.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on both slices of bread, avoiding the edges. (Spreading it on both slices helps prevent the jelly from soaking through the bread.)
  2. Spread jelly on one piece of bread, again, avoiding the edges.
  3. Sandwich bread together, peanut-butter-and-jelly side in.
  4. Take your sandwich sealer and press down hard in the middle of the bread to cut off the crusts and seal the edges, according to manufacturer’s instructions. If you don't have a sandwich press, you can use the tines of a fork to seal the edges together.
  5. Wrap each uncrustable in plastic wrap. Place wrapped sandwiches in freezer bag, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Serve at room temperature.

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  1. What brand of sandwich sealer do you use/recommend? I have tried the Pampered Chef one and didn’t like it, it wasted too much bread, imho.

    1. I have the Pampered Chef one too, and while I love it, I agree, it does waste a lot of bread. Since I knew many people wouldn’t have access to the PC version, for the purpose of this post I purchased the inexpensive WonderBread sealer (linked) and it worked pretty well. Nothing fancy for sure, but makes the sandwiches square, just cutting off the crusts, and when I used fresh bread it sealed nicely too.

        1. I just bought one at Fry’s. It’s half the price of Amazon and you don’t need to pay shipping. Mine was hanging in the bread aisle. It was $2.99. I know this is only a few months late and you’ve probably already have one, but for future readers:)CJ

  2. I think I read somewhere that you can take the pre-made sandwiches and stack them back up in the bag that the bread loaf came in to stash in the freezer. Not sure if you have to wrap in saran/wax paper first, or at least maybe a small sheet inbetween each sandwich?

    1. Yeah! If you’re going to just be eating the sandwiches at home, and not packing in a lunchbox or something, that’s a great idea, and nice to re-use the sandwich bag, therefore saving more $!

  3. While it takes a little longer, I’ve also just used a cookie cutter, and smooshed the edges together. I find with my homemade bread the sandwich sealers don’t work well.

    1. I take a square or round ziploc container and turn it upside down over the sandwhich and smash it down to seal it and cut the crust away:)

  4. When my DD decided she liked these and I saw the price for frozen pb&j sandwiches I knew that had to be a less expensive option…I remembered I saw Wonder bread mold at Walmart and spent $3.00 for it and a loaf of bread, of course we already had the pb&j

  5. You can also use Jam it will not soak through the bread and if you mix the PB and Jam together before you spread it’s even better. I learned this from a food kitchen when we pre made 1000 PBJ’s

  6. I have both the pampered chef one and the wonder bread one. I like them both about the same. When I use the Pampered Chef one, I save the crusts in the freezer and make a french toast casserole when I have enough. I have also frozen pb&j’s without sealing them. Since my kids will eat crusts, that’s the easiest way of all. 🙂

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