Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is my re-creation of a sandwich I used to order often for lunch at a great restaurant in NY State. It may sound like a bizarre combination of ingredients, but it tastes very good and is a nice light luncheon choice. I also like this with cinnamon raisin bread.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slice pumpernickel bread (or any bread you prefer) or 2 slice cinnamon raisin bread (or any bread you prefer)
  • 14.79-29.58 ml cream cheese (to taste) or 14.79-29.58 ml neufchatel cheese, softened (to taste)
  • 2-3 slice apples, unpeeled (red delicious preferred)
  • raisins, to taste
  • chopped pecans, to taste
  • 4.92-9.85 ml celery, minced (to taste)
  • 14.79 ml shredded cheddar cheese, to taste (or a slice of cheese)


  1. Toast bread lightly first (if desired, I usually do not); Spread bread slices with cream cheese.
  2. Place apple slices on top of the cream cheese on one of the toast slices.
  3. Sprinkle raisins, pecans, celery, and cheese to taste on the other piece of toast, pressing a little so these items stick to the cream cheese a bit.
  4. Put sandwich together, securing with a toothpick.
Most Helpful

It was yummy but you might want to specify between green and red apples, I used green and it was a little too much of a taste clash for me, so I assumed you meant red. I liked the sandwich, but liked it even more because it became the basis for a recipe of my own. Thanks, and mmmm

Apple Girl May 25, 2002

This sandwich made a lovely lunch. I didn't have any cream cheese so I used soft goat cheese instead.

Ginger Rose April 08, 2008