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Bacon Tomato Sandwich with Apple Date Jam

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword sandwich
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Cherry on My Sundae

Ingredients

Apple date jam

  • 1 cup apples peeled, chopped
  • ½ cup dates pitted
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Remaining ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cups arugula
  • cup roasted red bell peppers sliced
  • 4 loaves crusty bread

Instructions

  • Make the apple date jam. Combine 1 cup chopped apples with ½ cup dates, ½ cup water, and ¼ cup maple syrup in a medium saucepot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, and reduce to low. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes or until the apples and dates have softened. Remove from heat and blend until smooth. Let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on top and lay the bacon in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy.
  • Assemble the sandwiches. Spread the apple date jam on the bottom bun and top with arugula, tomato, bacon, mozzarella, and roasted red bell peppers. Serve.