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Pineapple-Turkey Melts

Pineapple-Turkey Melts

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2003

  • Yield: Makes 6 sandwiches


  • 1 (20-ounce) can DOLE Pineapple Slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) container soft chive-and-onion cream cheese
  • 2 (8-ounce) French bread loaves, split
  • 1 pound sliced deli turkey or chicken
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Swiss cheese slices


Drain pineapple slices, and cut each slice in half.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; add pineapple, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle pineapple evenly with salt and pepper.

Spread cream cheese evenly on each French bread half. Layer bottom bread halves evenly with pineapple, turkey, and Swiss cheese slices; top with French bread halves.

Cook sandwiches on a lightly greased griddle over medium heat 5 minutes on each side or until bread is toasted and cheese melts. Cut sandwiches into thirds.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used 1 (16-ounce) package Pepperidge Farm Hot 'n' Crusty Twin French Bread.


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