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Open-Face Brie, Apple, and Arugula Sandwiches

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

This quick, easy sandwich pairs the peppery kick of arugula with sweet apples and mellow, creamy melted brie on top. A cup of hot soup turns it into a meal. 


  • 8 slices rustic artisan bread (about 2-1/2 by 6 inches and 3/4 inch thick)
  • 8 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups packed baby arugula
  • 1 medium Fuji apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. Brie, thinly sliced

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 380
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 160
  • Fat (g): 18
  • Saturated Fat (g): 10
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 55
  • Sodium (mg): 1300
  • Carbohydrates (g): 37
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 17


  • Position a rack 6 inches from the broiler and heat the broiler to high.
  • Put the bread slices on a rimmed baking sheet and set under the broiler. Broil until nicely toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven, flip the bread over, and spread 1 tsp. of the mustard evenly on each untoasted side. Top with the arugula and then the apple slices. Season lightly with salt and pepper, and then arrange the Brie slices in a single layer over the apples.
  • Broil just until the Brie starts to melt, 1 to 2 minutes (don’t let it melt too much or the apple will get warm and the arugula will wilt). Sprinkle with a little black pepper.

Serve with the deeply flavored Cream of Celery and Celery Root Soup.


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Reviews (6 reviews)

  • LArcher | 08/19/2014

    Such a quick but impressively yummy sandwich! I grew arugula in my garden this year and was looking for ways to use it. This sandwich will be the reason I plant it again next year!

  • LeaA | 05/01/2011

    Excellent combination of flavors. So easy for an elegent quick meal. I've added this to my permanent database and will also blog about it.

  • profiterole | 04/30/2011

    We added Bonne Maman fig jam to this sandwich. This was a delicious, easy, vegetarian sandwich, and we'll make it again and again!

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