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BLTs with Raisin-Avocado Spread Recipe

BLTs with Raisin-Avocado Spread Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for BLTs with Raisin-Avocado Spread

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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!"

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

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

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