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Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

Cranberry Relish Turkey Sandwiches

I didn’t really care for sandwiches until I met Gavin.  I used to think they were boring and only make myself peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (once in a while I would change things up and make a cheese and onion sandwich *haha*).  Gavin just loves them, and usually goes ‘all out’ when making them.  The bigger the better!

I really wanted to focus on the flavor rather than the size of the sandwich.  I love the turkey and cranberry combination.  The American Thanksgiving this past Thursday made me crave it soo bad!  Rather than making a huge turkey dinner, I bought a turkey breast and made us these sandwiches.  I was pleased with the results!  Gavin really enjoyed them too-he didn’t put anything extra on these sandwiches, so that’s a huge compliment!  I am already looking forward to Christmas dinner leftovers to make these sandwiches again….can’t wait!

Cranberry Relish Turkey Sandwiches
Serves 2

For the cranberry relish:
½ medium seedless orange
½ medium lemon
½ medium apple
 ¼ cup sugar
2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen

For the sandwich:
mayonnaise, desired amount
3 tablespoons goat cheese
2 lettuce leaves
.5 pound of cooked turkey
½ avocado, sliced
4 tablespoons cranberry relish

Brown Bread
½ tablespoon butter, at room temp

For the cranberry relish:
Finely shred the orange and lemon, set aside. Remove the peels and discard, and cut the orange and lemon into wedges, ensuring all the seeds have been removed. Core apple, cut into chunks. Place the orange, lemon and apple in the food processor, add sugar and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add in the cranberries and process until chopped to desired consistency. Transfer to a medium sized bowl and stir in shredded lemon and orange peel.

Sit at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to serving.

Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Makes approximately 1 ½ cup relish.

For the sandwich:
Butter the bread on each side and place on saucepan over medium heat until browned evenly on both sides. Repeat with remaining slices.

Place desired amount of mayonnaise on the bread. On one piece, place half the goat cheese and top with lettuce. Place the turkey on top of the lettuce and top with avocado. On the other piece of bread, spread the cranberry relish evenly and place over top of the avocado. Repeat to make the 2nd sandwich. Serve.

Source:  Cranberry Relish from Better Homes and Gardens

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