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Upscale Turkey Melt


  • 2 slices Italian bread (~1/2" thick)

  • 3oz thinly sliced roasted turkey breast, divided

  • 1/4 cup Herbed Cranberry Fig sauce

  • 2 slices Fontina or Gruyére cheese

  • 1/4 red apple, sliced thinly

  • 2Tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat your panini press. If you don't have one (I don't either!), heat a skillet over medium heat.

  2. Brush one side of each piece of bread with the olive oil and place oil-side down on your cutting board or a plate

  3. On one piece of bread, layer in the following order:

    • 1/3 of the Herbed Cranberry Fig sauce

    • Slice of cheese​​​

    • Slices of apple

    • 1.5oz sliced turkey breast

    • 1/3 of Herbed Cranberry Fig sauce

    • 1.5oz sliced turkey breast

    • Slices of apple

    • Slice of cheese

  4. On the other piece of bread, spread the remaining sauce on the un-oiled side and place on top of the rest of the pile (oil side up), making a sandwich.

  5. Place the entire sandwich on the hot panini press and cook according to your manufacturers directions. OR:

    • If you are using a skillet, place the sandwich on the skillet and then use the bottom of another skillet (or anything heat-resistant) to press downwards from the top, so that you're helping the bread to crisp as well as increase the spread of the heat into the sandwich (thereby melting the cheese!). Once it has browned on the first side, flip over and repeat until the other side has crisped and cheese is melting.

  6. Cut in half, serve, and enjoy!

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