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Bistro Turkey Sandwiches

 Bistro Turkey Sandwiches
“Sweet and savory flavors combine in this quick, healthful sandwich. The pear gives an unexpected sweetness. You can substitute the pear for an apple for a tasty change.” Veronica Callaghan - Glastonbury, Connecticut
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 6 wheat sandwich buns, split
  • 6 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound cooked turkey breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 6 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


  • In a small skillet over medium heat, cook onion and 1 teaspoon brown
  • sugar in oil for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring
  • frequently. Stir in salt and cayenne.
  • Combine the mustard, apple cider and remaining brown sugar; spread
  • over bun bottoms. Layer with lettuce, pear, turkey, basil and
  • cheese. Top with caramelized onion. Replace tops. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 346 calories,

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Bistro Turkey Sandwiches (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 708 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer