Turkey & Havarti Sandwich with Cinnamon Apples

Let’s try this again! I apologize to anyone who saw this half-written post earlier.  I actually wrote this last night and was about to hit save when London started CRAWLING for the first time! So, instead of save I hit publish.  OOPS! Anyways, on to the correct post.

October has become one of my favorite months for many reasons.  The start of cooler weather, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin, lattes, and lots and lots of apples! I found this recipe in a magazine at our local grocery store and wanted to try it immediately.  It combines some of my favorite foods and is the perfect sandwich to make on a cool and lazy Fall weekend.  Plus, the cinnamon apples give just the right amount of sweet. Turkey was not in the original recipe but we added sliced honey turkey to give it an extra flavor.  Also, this was the only way I could get Nathan to eat the sandwich.

havartisand1havartisandIMG_2754IMG_2842≈What You’ll Need≈

3 Tbsp. butter, softened, divided
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
4-6 Tbsp. sugar, to taste
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
8 thick slices rustic round loaf bread ( For locals I used the Farm to Market French Loaf)
8 thin slices Havarti Cheese
Turkey- If you prefer
 

≈What You’ll Do≈

Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Add apples, sugar, cinnamon; cook about 7 minutes stirring frequently until most of the apple juices are reduced and the fruit is coated with a syrup.  Remove pan from heat. Set aside. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices of the bread butter side down on a griddle.  Top each with 1 slice of Havarti, 1/4 of the cinnamon apples, another slice of Havarti, Turkey if you’re using, and a slice of the bread butter side out.  Place griddle over medium heat. Brown each side 3 to 5 min, until golden and Havarti begins to melt.  Enjoy!