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BLTs with Raisin-Avocado Spread

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


  • 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


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

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  • CoreyAnn
    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
    Sep 7, 2010

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

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    Aug 7, 2007

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  • wendytiee
    May 25, 2007

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