This song has forever ruined the way I say “apple”.
The entire time I was making this sandwich I was singing “apple butter” exactly like he says “apple pen”. Yessss. I’m hilarious.
Or at least my daughter thinks so.
She’s one (well close enough. 6 more days. 6!!!!)
Anyhoo, let’s talk about this sandwich.
First off: apples + cheddar cheese = the most amazing combination ever. No wonder people eat cheddar on their apple pies. I’ve yet to be so ambitious, but I totally get it. That’s why when I was thinking of a sandwich, it NEEDED to have apples. Just had to. I refused to go without.
But, I also refused to go without bacon. Obviously.
And turkey. And spinach. Yes. Because nothing screams “HOLIDAYS” like replacing plain old lettuce with some spinach. Plus: veggies = health. Total win.
Sooo, I bet you’re wanting to know where the apple butter came into play? In the mayonnaise. Because who doesn’t love a good apple butter mayonnaise? It’s totally a thing. And if it’s not already – it will be.
So there you have it. On the eighth day of Christmas, I’m sharing with you: a recipe for the most epic of holiday sandwiches – an apple turkey cheddar sandwich.
Apple Turkey Cheddar Sandwich
serves 2 or 1 very hungry person
- 3 slices whole wheat bread
- 1/4 c apple butter
- 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1/4 apple, sliced
- 2 oz. sliced turkey
- spinach (maybe a handful?)
- 3 slices bacon, cooked
- 2 oz. white extra sharp cheddar, sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Begin by mixing your apple butter and mayonnaise. Spread this mixture on all three slices of bread. On one slice, place the apple slices in a single layer. Then add 1 oz. turkey, half of your spinach, and 1 oz. cheddar cheese. On other slice of bread, add the remaining turkey and spinach, the bacon slices, and the remaining cheese. Place this slice of the other layered slice, and top with the last slice of bread, mayonnaise side down.
Place the sandwich on a baking sheet and put in preheated oven. Bake the sandwich until the cheese begins to melt.
P.S. I’ve been telling my husband not to eat the chips because I needed them for my sandwich photo shoot…
…. I obviously didn’t use chips.