Our Bleubird’s Turkey and Brie Sandwich Copycat is the best sandwich ever. It’s unique flavors are so good, like deli turkey, crisp apples, and brie cheese.
I was first introduced to the The Bleubird’s Turkey and Brie Sandwich at the beginning of the summer. My husband took me to “The Bleubird”, a chic (and extremely popular) sandwich place here in downtown Boise and I fell in love. It may quite possibly be my favorite sandwich ever, and I don’t say that lightly.
The combination of ingredients sound strange but I am telling you– it is perfect. I can honestly say I crave it every day (no, really).
If you are ever in the Boise area for whatever reason, you have got to stop in and eat at the Bleubird. For as small as Boise is (comparatively speaking), we have tons of amazing restaurants, Bleubird definitely being one of them (seriously, try their Reuben, too.. oh my gosh). If you can’t make it to Boise, the next best thing would be to make this sandwich yourself because it is just that good. I make these sandwiches at least once a week because I love them so much.
That being said, here are a few tips… try to get a good bread. The picture above is a French bread I found at my grocery store bakery. Ciabatta works great, too. Just find a bread that you love. For the fig butter… you can find it at Trader Joe’s for just a couple bucks. I am in love with that stuff. It really brings life to the sandwich. Don’t leave it out. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s you might just have to search around your local specialty grocery stores to find fig preserves or make your own.
At the Bleubird, I always get their blue cheese potato salad as a side dish (so good), but when I make it at home I serve it with our Gorgonzola Bacon Potato Salad, which I love just as much. These sandwiches don’t get soggy quickly, so they are great to pack for lunches or picnics. I made these up and took them to the lake the other day and even all the sandwich “traditionalists” were won over by how good they were. You will be too!
- 6 inches bakery artisan sandwich bread (we found a French bread type that was wonderful)
- 3 Tbsp. fig butter or fig preserves-- see note above
- 1/4 Lb. sliced or shaved deli turkey
- 2-3 oz. brie cheese
- 1/2 c. mixed spring greens spinach, arugula etc..
- 1 granny smith apple sliced thin
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon deli mustard
- Slice the bread making a top and bottom half. On the bottom half of the bread, generously spread on the fig butter (as if you were making a PB&J).
- Layer on the turkey, Brie (this can get tricky, just spread it on as best you can), greens, and apple (you probably won't use all the apple-- you just want a single layer. Serve the rest on the side).
- On the "top" half of the bread, spread on the Dijon mustard and place on top of the sandwich.
- That's it! Seriously, best sandwich ever.
- (makes 1 sandwich)