Sarasota's Sweet and Tangy Turkey French Dip Sandwich

READY IN: 25mins


  • Sandwich
  • 16 -20
    slices roast turkey, thin sliced (no too thin)
  • 1
    large onion, cut in quarters and thin sliced
  • 2
    apples, thin sliced (I used Mcintosh, skin on)
  • 8
    slices gruyere cheese, 2 slices per sandwich (swiss will work fine)
  • 4
    hoagie rolls, they are soft and perfect for this sandwich (lightly toasted on the inside right before you make the sandwich)
  • 1
    teaspoon butter
  • Mustard Horseradish Sauce
  • 12
  • 2
    tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1
    teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 12
    teaspoon honey
  • 1
    teaspoon apple juice
  • 1
    teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped fine (1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • Apple Au Jus
  • 1 34
  • 23
    cup apple juice
  • 2
    teaspoons honey
  • 12 - 1
    envelope lipton recipe secretes savory herb and garlic (you can also add the Golden Onion or Onion. Add more if you want it more flavorful, but start with 1)


  • Mustard Horseradish Sauce -- Just mix the mayo, horseradish, mustard, honey, apple juice, and thyme. Add to a small bowl, cover and refrigerate. Done. You can easily make this ahead.
  • Apple Au Jus -- In a small pot, add the broth, apple juice, honey, Lipton seasoning and bring to a boil. Stir well and immediately reduce and simmer until it naturally thickens. About 5 minutes. This can easily be made and ahead and just reheated right in the microwave on on the stove.
  • Onions and Apples -- In a small saute pan, add the butter and bring to medium heat. Add the onions, apples and pinch of salt and saute for 3-5 minutes until the onions and apples are soft, but not "mush." Season with a little pepper and set to the side as you make the sandwiches.
  • Rolls -- As the onions and apples saute, put the rolls inside facing up under the broiler and toast very lightly. Keep the broiler on.
  • Sandwich -- Spread the bottom bun with a little of the dressing. Then dip the turkey slices in the warm au jus, just to get a little juice on it and layer on the sandwich. Top with the warm onions and apples and 2 slices of the cheese. Put under the broiler for just a minute until the cheese melts. Top with the other roll, also slathered with the dressing.
  • Serve -- Cut in half and serve with the warm au jus, 1/4-1/3 cup per person. ENJOY!