This sandwich was one of the top three customer favorites at Feast of Eden Cafe! Fresh multi-grain bread is slathered with "Birds & Bees Sandwich Spread", then layered with sliced turkey, red onion, bacon, and crisp spring greens. This sandwich achieves the perfect balance of sweetness, spiciness, and saltiness for many. Replace the cream cheese in the spread with 1/4-1/2 cup chicken broth and us it as a sauce for grilled chicken or pork.
For each sandwich:
2 slices fresh multi-grain bread
*Birds and Bees Sandwich Spread
4 ounces sliced deli turkey
3 strips crisp bacon, warm
One thin slice of red onion
Handful of crisp, dry spring greens
Lay out the bread on a work surface and spread generously with B&B spread. Layer remaining ingredients in order on one slice of bread, then top with second piece of bread. But in half and serve!
*Birds & Bees Sandwich Spread:
12 ounces apricot preserves
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup prepared horseradish (not sauce)
3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon crushed, dried red pepper
8 ounces cream cheese, use low- or no-fat if you prefer
Combine first 6 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Place cream cheese the bowl of a food processor (or mixing bowl if you don't have a food processor) and process until smooth. With the machine running slowly drizzle the hot apricot mixture through the fee tube until everything is well-combined and smooth. (Alternately, mix with a mixer to achieve a smooth sauce.)
Store in a tightly-covered container and use within two weeks.