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    How To Make Japanese Fruit Sandwich (Fruit Sando) At Home-Japanese Taste

    How To Make Japanese Fruit Sandwich (Fruit Sando) At Home

    by Ayumi Matsuo

    Sandwich Dessert Snack Fruit Whipped Cream Strawberry

    If you’re familiar with Japanese desserts, then you must have come across Fruit Sando before. While Fruits Sando (or Fruit Sandwich) is technically a sandwich, it is considered to be a dessert in Japan. 

    Fruits such as strawberries, kiwis, oranges, bananas, and grapes are covered in a lightly sweetened whipped cream and are sandwiched between two slices of shokupan. The combination of fruits and whipped cream inside of a sandwich may sound a bit strange, but once you try it, you’ll understand why it is such a popular Japanese sweet treat. 

    Fruit sando can be found in bakeries, specialty shops, supermarkets, and even convenience stores, but they can also easily be made at home too. When making fruit sando at home, it’s important to use high-quality ingredients. Make sure to use fruits that are ripe and sweet because they will make the sandwich easier to eat. Using fresh cream and good-quality shokupan will also make a world of a difference. If you want to make shokupan at home, then be sure to check out our recipe. 

    We’re going to show you how to make a version of fruit sando using strawberries, oranges, and kiwis. However, feel free to use your favorite fruits and be creative! 

    Let us know in the comments below if you’ve ever tried Fruit sando and how you liked it!


    Prep time: 15 mins

    Cook time: 10 mins

    Total time: 25 mins

    Total servings: 1

    Difficulty: Easy

    • 2 Pieces of Sliced Shokupan (1-2cm thick)
    • 1 Strawberry
    • Half of a Kiwi
    • Half of an Orange
    • 100ml Fresh Cream
    • 1 Tbsp Honey or Sugar

    Expert's Tip

    Matsunaga Premium Shokupan Mold (Japanese Milk Bread Pan) 1.5 lb Loaf Pan

    The kind of bread you use when making a fruit sandwich will make a big difference in taste. Since the ingredients in fruit sandwich are so simple, it is important to use as high-quality ingredients as possible. If you don't have access to shokupan from a Japanese grocery store or bakery, why not try making it at home? 

    By using this shokupan bread mold, you can make bakery-quality Japanese shokupan at home! This pan is also coated with quality Teflon, meaning that it will last much longer than other bread molds if well taken care of. 


    Fruit sandwich ingredients
    1) Gathering the Ingredients

    Gather the ingredients together. 

    Note: For our fruit sandwich, we are using strawberry, kiwi, and orange, but feel free to use your favorite fruits. Bananas and grapes are also popular choices for fruit sandwich. 

    Whipped cream at soft peaks Sweetening the cream with honey
    2) Making the Whipped Cream

    Add the cold fresh cream to a bowl and beat it on medium speed using an electric mixture. Once the cream reaches soft peaks, sweeten it with honey or sugar. 

    3) Preparing the Bread and Fruits

    Cut the crusts off of the shokupan. Peel the kiwi and orange, and cut the stem off of the strawberry. Dry the fruits on a piece of paper towel. 

    Note: The crust is commonly cut off for most Japanese sandwiches including fruit sandwich. However, feel free to leave the crust on if you wish. 

    Spreading the cream on the bread Adding the fruit in a diagonal patter Layering more whipped cream over the fruit Wrapping the sandwich in plastic wrap Cutting the sandwich in half diagonally Inside of the fruit sando
    4) Assembling the Sandwich

    Lay a piece of shokupan down and then add whipped cream. Carefully place the fruits in a diagonal pattern on the bread and then cover them in another layer of whipped cream. If the fruits are not fitting well on the sandwich, you can always cut them to fit more evenly. Then, add the remaining whipped cream on top of the fruit and spread it across the sandwich's surface. Finally, cover the sandwich in a tight layer of plastic wrap and rest it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 

    After 30 minutes, take it out of the refrigerator and cut the sandwich diagonally to reveal the beautiful fruit pattern. Now all that's left to do is enjoy! Serve this sandwich with a cup of coffee or tea for the ultimate snack or sweet treat. 

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