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Japanese Fruit Sandwich

Updated on November 20, 2013
fruit sandwich
fruit sandwich

What are fruit sandwiches?

Not only are they delicious, they are extremely easy to make. They taste a bit like those super light Japanese cakes that aren't overly sweet. Never heard of a fruit sandwich before? Well that's most likely because you don't live here in Japan where the fruit sandwich is as common as peanut butter sandwiches are in America. They are sold just about anywhere-convenience stores, high-end department store food halls and restaurants.

Easy to make and super yummy!

To make them, all you need are just a few ingredients and some fruits of your choice. The recipe works best if you use soft fruits such as strawberries (not frozen), bananas and kiwis. They also work well with canned fruits but just make sure to drain them of excess liquid before using. In Japan they are made with fresh whipped cream but I've substituted cool whip to make it even easier. If you prefer to make them with the cream, you can add some sugar to give it just a bit of sweetness.

Some things to remember

  • Use the freshest and ripest fruits possible
  • Soft bread that's not dry is best
  • Place your fruits so that they look visually appealing when cut

The great thing about fruit sandwiches is that you can make them as simple or fancy as you want. You can even make them with a single fruit like strawberries (they taste like strawberry shortcake). Although most Japanese usually eat these treats for an afternoon treat with tea or coffee, they are delicious for breakfast as well. Bon Appetit!

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 5 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • Yields: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices good-quality sandwich bread slices
  • 4 tablespoons cool whip
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 5 -6 fresh strawberries cut in half
  • 1 -2 kiwis sliced into 6 pieces
  • 1 -2 canned peaches well drained

Instructions

  1. Spread the jam onto one side of each bread slice.
  2. Next, spread some of the cool whip onto two of the bread slices reserving some for the fruits.
  3. Arrange the cut fruits onto two of the bread slices.
  4. Spread the remaining cool whip onto the layer of fruits.
  5. Cover with the other bread slice.
  6. Cut the sandwich into two slices.
  7. Serve with a cup of tea or your favorite beverage.
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Have you ever tried the fruit sandwich? What's your favorite sandwich?

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      Elyn MacInnis 3 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Might be fun to use 2 slices of sponge cake, fruit, and whipped cream. Lots of sugar but oh my! What a great idea!

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      Wow, this looks really good. I'd just have to use gluten-free bread.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Pat Goltz: We usually use real cream as we don't have cool whip.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @lesliesinclair: Thanks Papier

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @sharadkgupta lm: They can be yes.

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      @LornsA178: Thank you so much.

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      @SBPI Inc: Thanks for visiting!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @PennyHowe: I hope you try it.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @norma-holt: That's really interesting to know!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @weakbond: So glad I did!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @WriterJanis2: Glad you like it.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @aredey: Great!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @randomthings lm: thank you

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      Delia 3 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Yummy short and sweet lens!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @delia-delia: thank you:)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Susan300: Yay

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Susan300: Glad you like it!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @MrAusAdventure: This is kinda like dessert so you do have to approach this sandwich with a different mindset.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @calconcrete: Oh didn't know you didn't have yogurt shakes there at McDs. Thanks for visiting.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @anonymous: Great!

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      @freelancerlegit: Let me know how you liked it

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      @Phoebs78: Thanks!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Scorpiongod LM: it's really yummy.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @archetekt lm: I think rye would be worth trying.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @mommablitz: Hope you like it.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @anonymous: Thank you. I hope you like them.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @CrazyHomemaker: I hope you like it.

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      What a lovely treat! Thanks for another great lens and congratulations!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @chrisilouwho: Thanks so much

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      @LMWhip: Thanks so much for visiting!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Merrci: I hope you enjoy them.

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      @ChristyZ: It's my pleasure.

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      @Nancy Hardin: Awww thank you Nancy.

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      @thatelfguy: Thanks!

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      @anonymous: I hope you like them.

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      @ShelbyLinMarie: It was my pleasure.

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      @Vantis: thanks!

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      @SheGetsCreative: Thanks so much.

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      @KarenCookieJar: Thanks

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @RoadMonkey: The cream option is always the best.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Erin Mellor: I hope you like it

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      @Faye Rutledge: thank you

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      @pawpaw911: thanks

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Diana Wenzel: Aww thanks so much. These really make a great alternative to a traditional cake.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @GrammieOlivia: thanks so much grammieo

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @esmonaco: It's quite different from peanut butter and bananas but I love that combination.

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      @Dressage Husband: Thanks so much.

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      @Diaper Bag Blog: Hope you like it:)

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      @ayannavenus: thanks

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      @DLeighAlexander: Thanks so much.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @MariannesWhims: Fruit sandwiches are loved by kids as well as adults. I hope you tried some.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @tonyleather: Thank you Tony. These are scrumptious.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @DawnRae64: Haha. I'm so glad to hear that.

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      Pat Goltz 3 years ago

      This is the first I'd heard of a fruit sandwich. Intriguing! I don't particularly like bread, though, except for my daughter-in-law's home-made bread, and some bread I got at an Italian restaurant in southern Arizona. I don't eat dream whip. I understand they now make a real whipped cream in a can you can use in the same way, though. I like real food. :) I think just the fruit and the whipped cream would be wonderful.

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      lesliesinclair 3 years ago

      You never fail to surprise me with such a variety of recipes.

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      sharadkgupta lm 3 years ago

      Sandwich made with fruits are really a good supplement.

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      LornsA178 3 years ago

      Your fruit sandwich look so good! It's a work of art! Delicious!

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      SBPI Inc 3 years ago

      Wow, Great idea and lens

      Jonathan

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      PennyHowe 3 years ago

      Never thought of a fruit sandwich before--good idea. Thanks for the great idea.

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      In Australia we eat a lot of fruit sandwiches. Banana ones are favorite for most people. I like the idea of combining different fruits and using cream or even yogurt with the fruit.. Great lens.

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 3 years ago from Johanesburg

      I have not tried them but it has already whetted my appetite

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      I never thought of this. What a delicious idea!

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      aredey 3 years ago

      japanese fruit sandwiche is easy to make ,i will make one .

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      randomthings lm 3 years ago

      YUM!

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      Susan300 3 years ago

      These look yummy! I know what I want for lunch now...

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      Bill 3 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      The only fruit I like in sandwiches are avocados, cucumbers and tomatoes. Delicious!

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      calconcrete 3 years ago

      Great idea. I'll try it.

      Many Japanese inventions like WiFi and HD TV don't make it to the US until years later. Glad we are now seeing this one.

      (I'm still waiting for the Japanese McDonald's yogurt milk shakes. Should be a natural for the US market.)

      Patrick

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I have try.

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      freelancerlegit 3 years ago

      I haven't tried yet. I will try one.

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      Phoebs78 3 years ago

      I have never thought of making a fruit sandwich, such a good idea!

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      Scorpiongod LM 3 years ago

      I never ate fruit sandwich, Seems to be attractive, hope it would be delicious as well. :D

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      archetekt lm 3 years ago

      I haven't tried fruit sandwiches, interesting concept though. Would rye bread be a good choice to try this with?

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      mommablitz 3 years ago

      This sounds really good can't wait to try it.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I've never tried them but they look good. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      CrazyHomemaker 3 years ago

      This looks really great. I'm going to try this. Nice lens and congrats on LOTD.

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      LMWhip 3 years ago

      As soon as I saw the pic n title I had to find out what this lens was about - and I'm so glad I did! yum!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks so good! Will have to give it a try. Congrats on Lens of the Day!

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      ChristyZ 3 years ago

      This looks amazing! I've never heard of a fruit sandwich before, but it's sure a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Congratulations on LOTD! Well deserved and very well done! So proud of you!

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      thatelfguy 3 years ago

      Absolutely LOVE IT! =-) Very clever.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Sounds delicious. I never heard of fruit sandwiches before but i will try this one..

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      ShelbyLinMarie 3 years ago

      My favorite is the vegan grape leaf sandwich that the local Middle Eastern restaurant makes. I am eager to find a vegan whipped cream and make some of these lovely fruit sandwiches myself. Thank you for sharing.

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      Vantis 3 years ago

      Fruit sandwich :) Never thought about this one yet. Great idea!

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Never tried one but they do sound tasty! Congrats on LotD

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      KarenCookieJar 3 years ago

      I've never heard of this, but it's a cool idea!

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      Never heard of a fruit sandwich before, the nearest I have come to it is a strawberry jam sandwich or a scone with jam and cream. A fruit sandwich sounds very nice - and healthy! My preference would be for the "cream" option - mmm!

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      Erin Mellor 3 years ago from Europe

      I've tried fruit with cheese in a sandwich, but never as a sweet sandwich option - yet.

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      Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

      Sounds like a great idea to me. Healthy and sweet at the same time. Congratulations on LotD!

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      pawpaw911 3 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD. Very well done.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Talk about the perfect sandwich. Yum! I would have never thought of this. Quite beautiful, and, I am sure, delicious. Congrats on LotD, my friend!

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      Looks like something I would really like, thanks for this and congratulations of LoTD!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I've had bananas on my peanutbutter sandwich before, I don't think that qualifies does it? Very nice lens Thanks for the idea. Congratulations on LOTD!!!

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Looks really refreshing! Great LOTD well done!

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      Stanley Green 3 years ago from Czech Republic

      Looks extremely tasteful! And this is very interesting combination of sandwich bread and fruits... Gotta try it at home :)

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      ayannavenus 3 years ago

      Yummy!

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      DLeighAlexander 3 years ago

      Such a pretty idea! I've had a tomato sandwich but never tried a sandwich with any other kinds of fruit. Will be giving this a try. Your intro picture is so appealing; great job! Congrats on LOTD too :)

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      I've never eaten a fruit sandwich. I love fresh fruit. I bet it's a big hit with the kids. A great pick-up to go with afternoon tea like you mentioned.

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      These sound absolutely wonderful!

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      Dawn 3 years ago from Maryland, USA

      I suddenly really, really like Japan - fruit sandwiches at convenience stores. YUMMY.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Pam Irie: Or you could just eat the inside! Still yum. :)