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Turkey, Bacon, and Pear Winter Sandwich

Keith Jackie
With crispy bacon, leftover turkey, sweet pears, pickled brussels sprouts, and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese, this winter sandwich is anything but ordinary. Try it on game day.
Course Main
Servings 2 sandwiches


  • 8 ounce fresh turkey breast we used leftover turkey
  • 2-6 inch french baguettes
  • 6 ounces fresh brussel sprouts shredded
  • 3 Tbsp mayo
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 red pear
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • tsp Bell's Poultry seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • Start by placing vinegar, sugar, pepper and celery seed in a medium mixing bowl and mix until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add brussel sprouts and mix. Allow to sit for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  • On an oven-safe pan, place turkey in a single layer and top with cheddar cheese, then top with chopped bacon.
  • Place under broiler to melt cheese.
  • To prepare sandwich start by spreading butter on sliced baguette and grill (flat side down) in sauté pan until browned.
  • Top bottom of bread with pears sliced into ? in slices.
  • Top with ½ turkey, bacon and cheese from broiler.
  • Drain sprouts and top turkey with half of sprouts.
  • Finish off with mayo spread made by combining bells poultry seasoning mixed with mayo.