Furutsu Sando (Fruit Sandwiches)


These are typically made with shokupan, a Japanese milk bread that can be hard to find stateside. Pillowy white sandwich bread works, too.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
2 sandwiches


  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 slices Japanese milk bread, crusts removed

  • ½ cup sliced strawberries

  • ½ cup peeled sliced kiwi

  • ½ cup mandarin orange segments

  • ½ cup halved seedless grapes


  1. Beat cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla together in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Spread 1 side of each bread slice with whipped cream. Arrange fruit pieces in a diagonal row on 2 of the bread slices, working from 1 corner to the opposite corner. Fill in the areas on both sides of the row with remaining fruit pieces, cutting to fit as necessary. Top with remaining bread slices, cream-sides down. Tightly wrap sandwiches in plastic wrap. Chill at least 1 hour, or up to 24 hours.

  3. Remove plastic wrap. With a serrated knife, carefully cut sandwich in half diagonally, slicing through the diagonal fruit row.

Cook's Notes:

Use 2 cups total of any fresh fruit you like.

You can use any soft white sandwich bread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
24g Fat
53g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 369mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 90mg 449%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 450mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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