Sandwich

Sandwich

Turkey, Brie, & Apple Sandwich with Hot Mustard Sauce

Recipe obtained from: What Can I Bring? by Elizabeth Heiskell
(Southern Living: Southern Food For Any Occasion Life Serves Up)

Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) French baguette
1/4 cup Hot Mustard Sauce (recipe follows)
6 ounces thinly sliced deli smoked turkey
4 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced
1 cup loosely packed arugula
1/2 cup thinly sliced Granny Smith Apple(from 1 medium apple)
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the baguette in half lengthwise. Place both halves on a baking sheet. Spread 2 tablespoons of the Hot Mustard Sauce on the bottom half of the baguette; top with the turkey and Brie. Bake in the preheated oven until the Brie melts and the baguette halves are lightly toasted about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven; top the Brie with the arugula and apple slices; sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of Hot Mustard Sauce on the cut side of the top half of the baguette, and place on the apple slices. Cut into 4 pieces.  The recipe serves 4.

Hot Mustard Sauce

Ingredients:

1 cup tarragon vinegar
1/2 cup dry mustard (such as Colman’s)
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs

Directions:

Combine vinegar and dry mustard in a small bowl; cover and let stand at room temperature 8 hours or overnight.

Whisk together the sugar and eggs in the top of a double boiler until well blended; whisk in mustard mixture. Cook, whisking constantly, over gently simmering water until mixture coats the back of a spoon, 6 to 7 minutes. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Refrigerate sauce in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. The recipe makes 2 cups. 

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This is what we call a tasty and tantalizing Summer sandwich!   The combination of melted Brie, along with the crisp tartness of Granny Smith Apples layered on top of our favorite turkey, is simply delicious! Brie, otherwise known as the “Queen of Cheeses”, is full of buttery flavor and creamy texture.  Our French baguette bread and its crispy crust bring a fancy flair to our sandwich.  We then top with a pile of fresh arugula, which is full of spice and flavor, plus it adds beautiful color.  For the final touch, we add the homemade hot mustard, a versatile condiment  that tastes so good on any sandwich it’s spread on! 

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pretzel

pretzel

Spring Flower Pretzel Bites

Ingredients:

1- 16oz bag of Pretzel Waffles
1 -16oz bag of White Chocolate Confectionery Wafers or Candy Melts
1 -160z bag of Milk Chocolate M & M’s in Pastel Colors

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 250 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and separate M & M’s by color. You will need 6 of one color for the petals and 1 of a different color for the center to create a flower. Put the pretzel waffles in rows on the baking sheet and then place one confectionery wafer or candy melt on top of each pretzel.  Warm in oven for about 3 minutes until the chocolate is softened but not melted. Remove from oven and quickly place M & M’s with the logo face down to achieve the full flower effect.  Start by pressing one M & M in the center of the wafer then surround with the remaining 6 petals.  Working with a partner will help speed up the process. Once completed, let cool and serve.  You may store in an airtight container. 

pretzel

pretzel

We can’t think of a better way to welcome Spring than with these adorable and delicious Spring Flower Pretzel Bites! Your taste buds will be ecstatic with this incredibly sweet and salty dessert. The best combination…ever! Lauren whipped these up for the kiddos at Easter and they were a huge hit! With only three ingredients needed, these are easy and fun to make.  This colorful and festive dessert is perfect for your next gathering or holiday party.  Grab a bag of those special and “limited” M & M’s that are only available during the holidays and make a statement for Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas too!