Not Your Everyday Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Relish

This recipe for a wonderful sandwich will make use of the copious amounts of turkey you’re certain to have on hand this month.  While not a typical recipe for “spa cuisine”, we’ve lightened this recipe up with Splenda or honey in place of sugar, and lower-calorie cream cheese in place of full-fat cream cheese.  The end result is a a sandwich bursting with flavor, interesting textures, and making the most of its calories.  It’s the perfect “holiday leftovers” treat.  Enjoy.

Original - Not Your Everyday Turkey Sandwich
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Recipes: Sandwich
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Cranberry-Dried Plum Relish
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cranberries (1 12 oz package)
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums
  • 1 orange, peeled and quartered
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup sugar
Sandwich
  • 1 3-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp. ground sage
  • 8 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 12 oz. thinly sliced, fully cooked turkey
  • 4 lettuce leaves
Method
  1. Make Cranberry-Dried Plum Relish
  2. In food processor, process cranberries, dried plums, orange, pecans and sugar until coarsely chopped, pulsing on and off. Makes 3 ½ cups.
  3. Make Sandwich Filling
  4. In small bowl, mix together cream cheese and sage until blended.
  5. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on four slices of bread.
  6. On each slice, layer ¼ of turkey, ¼ cup relish and 1 lettuce leaf over cheese mixture
  7. Close with second slice of bread.
  8. Reserve remaining relish for later use.
  9. Store, covered in refrigerator, for up to 1 week.
By the Numbers
Serving size: 1 | Cal: 581 | Fat (g): 11 | Carbs (g): 102 | Sugar (g): 62 | Fiber (g): 8 | Protein (g): 22 | Chol (mg): 60

 

Adapted - Not Your Everyday Turkey Sandwich
Here's our modified and lower calorie version, universally declared "excellent" by all staff.
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Recipes: sandwich
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Cranberry-Dried Plum Relish
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pitted dried plums
  • 1 small tangerine, peeled
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Sandwich
  • 4 wedges Laughing Cow Cheese
  • ½ tsp. ground sage
  • 8 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 12 oz. thinly sliced, fully cooked turkey
  • 4 lettuce leaves
Method
  1. For Cranberry-Dried Plum Relish
  2. In food processor, process cranberries, dried plums (or dates or prunes), tangerine, pecans and sweetener until coarsely chopped, pulsing on and off. Add additional honey or agave to taste (but we found the dates to be a very sweet ingredient). Makes approximately 2 cups.
  3. For Sandwich
  4. In small bowl, mix together cheese wedges and sage until blended.
  5. To assemble sandwiches, spread cheese mixture evenly on four slices of bread. On each slice, layer ¼ of turkey, 1-2 tablespoons of relish and 1 lettuce leaf over cheese mixture; close with second slice of bread.
  6. Reserve remaining relish for later use. Store, covered in refrigerator, for up to 1 week.
By the Numbers
Serving size: 1 | Cal: 433 | Fat (g): 9 | Carbs (g): 66 | Sugar (g): 30 | Fiber (g): 6 | Protein (g): 22 | Chol (mg): 51

November 10, 2010 |

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