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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 346 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 708mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • pols005
    Feb 17, 2017

    I don't eat meat so made these with Tofurkey. I thought the combination of flavors was great. My daughter didn't love the onions or the gorgonzola.

  • Bratrattery
    Nov 26, 2011

    I made these for my husband and I using leftover Thanksgiving turkey- I didn't put the onions on mine and he didn't put the mustard sauce on his, we both loved it. He toasted his and put ranch on it. Very good.

  • eviestulipsrabbitry
    Oct 18, 2011

    We loved it!

  • leosuser
    Sep 29, 2011

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