Lunchtime at my work is always enjoyable. The other voice teachers, our accompanist, and the choir directors (including Albert, my boss) all get together to eat and chat. Always a fun time. Except for one thing: Albert ALWAYS out-lunches me! He always brings these beautiful, perfectly wrapped sandwiches with artisan bread, turkey, caramelized onions, apples, cheese, arugula and Lord only knows what else! They’re glorious! Week after week I have the worst sandwich-envy; even when I bring delicious leftover soup, casseroles, and a plethora of baked goods! I just CAN’T win!!

However, recently my luck changed when I was fortunate enough to score a gorgeous loaf of cranberry-walnut artisan bread at the store. Ideas starting filling my head and eventually I realized…..this was my chance to out-sandwich Albert! BWAHAHAHAHA!!! So today I managed to put together an absolutely delicious sandwich. One that I think will finally win me the title of “lunchtime champ” (ok so I just made that up, but it might happen!!). Since I was at home for lunch today, I went ahead and did an open face sandwich in the broiler, but when I take this to work, I’ll just eat it cold- don’t worry, it’ll still be awesome!

Harvest Sandwich

2 slices cranberry-walnut bread (sourdough or ciabatta would also work nicely)
dijon mustard
smoked turkey breast
sliced gouda cheese
thinly sliced honeycrisp apples (pears would also be delicious!)

Spread each slice of bread with a small amount of mayo and dijon mustard. Top with a slice or two of the turkey breast and gouda. Place on a baking sheet and heat under the broiler for about 3-4 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Top with thinly sliced apples and enjoy!



  1. Nice! I’ve recently started a post of recipes that use apples. This isn’t a dessert, but it sure looks as good as one!


    Comment by Erika Beth — October 20, 2010 @ 4:48 PM

  2. I love fruit on sandwiches, particularly apples and pears. It adds so much flavor and just the right gourmet touch!


    Comment by Kira — October 20, 2010 @ 5:01 PM

  3. Cranberry bread, gouda, apples, smoked turkey???!!! Now THAT’s a sandwich girl!


    Comment by Eliana — October 21, 2010 @ 8:48 AM

  4. Holy yum batman! My new favourite sandwich in grilled cheese and apple sandwich dipped in cranberry sauce, but lady you just kicked it up a notch! 🙂


    Comment by Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot — October 21, 2010 @ 11:15 AM

  5. I would be totally jealous if I had to sit next to you at lunch! This sounds delicious!


    Comment by Evan@swEEts — October 21, 2010 @ 2:54 PM

  6. Hi Amy,

    Touching story about your grandmother. What a role model! But this sandwich really caught my eye. Love the use of cranberry bread.

    So nice to meet you today. Wasn’t it fun to see Dorie and on her birthday no less?


    Comment by Paula — October 24, 2010 @ 9:28 PM

  7. I had to let you know that my husband and I have been making these every fall for the past several years after seeing them on your blog…it’s one of the meals we look forward to all year! And so simple and quick for a weeknight dinner. Thank you!


    Comment by Molly — October 8, 2015 @ 7:19 AM

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