Bacon, Brie & Apple Sandwich

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for bacon.  It’s one of my favorite indulgences.  But lately I’ve been making a big effort to eat better (cut the grazing and make better choices) along with exercising.  And it’s starting to work.  Yay!!

Bacon, Brie & Apple Sandwich | White Lights on Wednesday

One of the food changes I made was subbing out pig bacon *sigh* for turkey bacon.  Not that we have bacon all the time or anything, but every little bit helps.  My favorite thing about the Butterball Turkey Bacon we’ve been eating is that it’s ready in a flash.  I can make it in the microwave, instead of waiting 20+ minutes for regular bacon to cook.  Double win!

Bacon, Brie & Apple Sandwich | White Lights on Wednesday

Bacon, Brie & Apple Sandwich | White Lights on Wednesday

Last month I had the chance to go to a cooking demo with some friends, and the chef served us the most amazing sandwich.

While I had no intentions of giving up the brie, I was totally willing to switch to turkey bacon to help balance the sandwich a little.  Butterball Turkey Bacon has 65% less fat than pork bacon, and only 25 calories per slice.  Which basically justifies the brie.  🙂  This isn’t your everyday sandwich, but sometimes you deserve a treat!

Bacon, Brie & Apple Sandwich | White Lights on Wednesday

Bacon, Brie & Apple Sandwich | White Lights on Wednesday

You know what the best part of the turkey bacon was?  I didn’t even miss the pork bacon.  It’s practically blasphemy to say that (I host bacon month for crying out loud), but the sandwich was really good!!  It had salty bacon flavor paired perfectly with tart apples and creamy brie – and don’t forget the garlic for a little extra oomph!

Mike even grabbed a piece of bacon off the plate a gave it an “mmm” while he walked away.  I’ll definitely be substituting Butterball Turkey Bacon into some of our other favorite dishes for a more lighter food option.  You can get more great Butterball recipes on their website and don’t forget to snag some Butterball coupons before you go shopping!

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Bacon, Brie & Apple Sandwich

A Bacon, Brie & Apple Sandwich is everything a BLT wishes it was! Creamy brie, bright apples, a little garlic, and turkey bacon that's read in a flash!
Course Sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Author Julie Espy {White Lights on Wednesday}

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Bauguette or Bolillios rolls
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 to 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple
  • 2 ounces Brie
  • 3 slices Butterball Turkey Bacon
  • Spring greens optional {I didn’t have any in the house, but the original sandwich had them, and YUM!}

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. When butter is almost melted, add garlic. Stir to combine.
  3. Slice bread in half horizontally, brush garlic butter over the cut side of each half. Place bread, cut side up on a baking sheet, and put into hot oven for 3 minutes.
  4. Cut brie into thin slices. {I used a log style brie for easy slicing.} Remove bread from oven and layer bottom half of the sandwich with brie slices. Return to oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until the bread begins to crisp a little and brie is melty.
  5. Cut your apple into thin slices after removing the core; set aside.
  6. Place Butterball Turkey Bacon on a paper towel lined plate and cook for 5 second per slice (15 seconds). Remove from microwave.
  7. Take bread out of the oven, and transfer to a cutting board. Layer brie with apple slices, and then bacon. Top bacon with greens if desired. Top sandwich with other half of the bread. Cut sandwich in half at an angle {for presentation points}. Serve immediately.

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