BLTs with Raisin-Avocado Spread Recipe
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BLTs with Raisin-Avocado Spread Recipe

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If you’re looking to dress up a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, try spreading on a blend of cream cheese, avocado and raisins instead of mayonnaise. Veronica Callaghan of Glastonbury, Connecticut shares her tasty twist on this classic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 slices sourdough bread, toasted
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and halved
  • 12 romaine leaves
  • 6 slices tomato

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 446 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 853mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. In a food processor, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and process until blended. Spread evenly over six slices of toast. Layer with bacon, lettuce and tomato. Top with remaining toast. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as BLT's with Raisin-Avocado Spread in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007 , p30

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CoreyAnn User ID: 3871503 160255
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"The avocado spread is surprisingly and subtly sweet due to the cream cheese and raisins. I used store-bought tomatoes, but ripened them in a brown paper bag with an apple to bring out their full flavor and juiciness. A huge hit at home!"

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 166800
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"The avocado raisin spread is perfect! Great flavor. The sweetness of the raisins is unexpectedly perfect."

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