Pork or Chicken Sandwiches with Apples, Bacon and Camembert

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 24, 2015

Aired November 24, 2015

Serves 4

8 slices meaty, smoky bacon
4 small pieces chicken breast, tenders removed or boneless pork chops, pounded to 1/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
2 tablespoons chopped thyme
2 tablespoons butter
2 large Winesap or Braeburn apples, skin left on and cut into thin wedges/sliced
A little freshly grated nutmeg, about 1/4 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
About 1/4 cup Calvados or applejack
1/4 cup onion jam
1/4 cup Gulden’s or other spicy brown mustard
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3/4 pound Camembert cheese, sliced
4 onion Kaisers or plain Kaiser rolls, split


Preheat oven to 375°F.
Bake bacon on a slotted pan until crisp, about 18 minutes.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
Drizzle chicken or pork with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, caraway and thyme. Grill chicken or pork on 7-8 minutes, turning occasionally.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and melt; add apples and sauté to tender-crisp, 5 minutes. Season with nutmeg and allspice, and deglaze with Calvados or applejack.
Combine the jam, mustard and syrup in a small bowl.
Preheat broiler with rack at center oven.
Arrange apples on roll bottoms and top with chicken or pork, bacon and cheese. Broil to melt. Slather roll tops with spread and set into place.