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Bistro Turkey Sandwich

As a turkey lover who can't get enough during fall and winter, I was inspired to come up with a restaurant-worthy sandwich. I love it with a soft, rich cheese like Brie. —Grace Voltolina, Westport, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 large Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apple, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup whole-berry or jellied cranberry sauce
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split
  • 1 pound cooked turkey, sliced
  • 8 slices Camembert or Brie cheese (about 8 ounces)
  • 3 cups arugula (about 2 ounces)


  • Preheat broiler. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat; saute apple with sugar and cinnamon until crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • In same pan, melt remaining butter over medium heat; saute onion until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in sauteed apple.
  • Spread cranberry sauce onto cut side of bottom portion of rolls; layer with turkey, apple mixture and cheese. Place on a baking sheet alongside roll tops, cut side up.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from heat until cheese begins to melt and roll tops are golden brown, 45-60 seconds. Add arugula; close sandwiches.

Test Kitchen tips
  • It takes a little extra effort to saute the apples, but the extra flavor is worth it.
  • Arugula has a peppery flavor that goes well with apples and cranberries, but milder spinach or Boston lettuce works well, too.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 sandwich: 797 calories, 28g fat (14g saturated fat), 171mg cholesterol, 1196mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 6g fiber), 55g protein.
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    • Cheryl
      Apr 26, 2018

      Great taste, but HUGE CALORIES for one sandwich, nearly 80% of my daily allowance of calories.