Grilled Turkey, Brie, and Apple Butter Sandwich With Arugula

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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices stone-milled artisan rye bread, about 1/2-inch thick
  • 5 -6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 14 cup store-bought apple butter
  • 1 lb sliced fresh roasted deli turkey
  • 12 lb brie cheese, thickly sliced
  • 1 bunch arugula, stems trimmed


  1. Spread each of 4 slices of bread with 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Now spread each with 1 tablespoon of the apple butter. Top each slice of bread with a couple of slices of turkey, cover that with 2 to 3 slices of brie (enough to cover the turkey), and finally, arrange 2 to 3 arugula leaves on top. Spread the remaining 4 bread slices with 1/2 tablespoon of butter and lay them, buttered sides down, over the cheese; press gently.
  2. Heat a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and let it melt to evenly coat the bottom of the pan. Add as many sandwiches as will comfortably fit and cook 2 to 3 minutes until the bread is golden brown and the cheese begins to melt.
  3. Flip and cook 2 to 3 more minutes to brown the bread. (Add another tablespoon of butter and cook the remaining sandwiches, if you need to.) Cut the sandwiches in half and serve hot.

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