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Carved Turkey, Cheddar and Homemade Apple Butter Sandwich

Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 1 Loaf Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread
  • Leftover carved Thanksgiving turkey or thick deli-cut turkey breast
  • 5-6 slices bacon cooked
  • 1 Apple thinly sliced
  • Sharp cheddar cheese slices
  • 1 handful chopped lettuce washed and dried
  • 3 Tbs homemade apple butter
  • For Apple Butter:
  • 6-7 apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • For Apple Butter:
  • Add peeled and sliced apples to a large pot and add all remaining ingredients
  • Allow to simmer over medium-low heat until the apples are very soft and tender
  • Transfer apple mixture into a blender and puree until there are no chunks
  • Return contents back to pot and simmer over low heat until the mixture becomes very thick and jam-like.
  • The apple butter is done when a spoon is dragged through the center of the apple butter and the gap does not quickly fill
  • Store in refrigerator for 5-6 days
  • For Sandwich:
  • Lightly toast or grill 3 slices of Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread
  • Spread a tablespoon of apple butter across the top of one slice of bread, followed by the remaining ingredients in this order: Cheddar cheese, turkey, lettuce, bread, apple butter, apple slices, bacon, apple butter and bread.
  • This sandwich can be eaten as a club, or the lettuce can be removed and it can be eaten as a gooey grilled turkey and cheese sandwich!

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