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Grilled Turkey, Brie, and Apple Butter Sandwich with Arugula

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 13 min
  • Prep: 8 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 sandwich
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Ingredients

8 slices stone-milled rye artisan bread, about 1/2-inch thick

5 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup store-bought apple butter

1 pound sliced fresh roasted deli turkey

1/2 pound brie cheese, thickly sliced

1 bunch arugula, stems trimmed

Directions

  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 (either 2 or 4) and cook 2 to 3 minutes until the bread is golden brown and the cheese begins to melt. 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.