Grilled Turkey, Brie, and Apple Butter Sandwich With Arugula

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 5 mins

From How to Boil Water on the Food Network. Works perfectly in a Panini grill. Absolutely Delicious!

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.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful combination of flavors! My husband groaned when I told him what the ingredients were but he is definitely a fan. I don't have a panini press so used deli rye bread w/seeds and made it like a grilled cheese sandwich. Next time I will be a bit more generous with the apple butter to add more apple flavor to the sandwich. Thanks for a keeper!

luvinlif2k May 04, 2010

I prepared these with baby spinach instead of arugula- forgot to pick some up, but the spinach worked great. Added a dollop of Dijon mustard to the apple butter. BF loved them- we want to try them next time using a slice of grilled apple & smear of honey-mustard. The brie and apple combonation is awesome! We will be using this recipe often.

Kizzikate January 22, 2009