Open-Faced Apple Butter Pastrami Sandwiches

Happy Monday, everyone! I know that Mondays are a bit of a drag and not the most favorited day of the week but I’m hoping I can make it a little bit better with a fun giveaway I have for you guys today.

The kind folks over at Musselman’s sent me over a jar of their apple butter to try out. With much brainstorming and research, I decided to try it in a savory dish.

Open-Faced Apple Butter Pastrami Sandwiches

I was definitely a bit skeptical about using it in these open-faced sandwiches but boy was I wrong. It added such an amazing depth of flavor to these sandwiches and the marriage of flavors with the Dijon was amazing, combining a bit of tanginess from the mustard to the hint of sweetness from the apple butter.

Open-Faced Apple Butter Pastrami Sandwiches

Oh and the best part? Musselman’s is also going to send one lucky Damn Delicious reader their very own jar of apple buttera few easy recipes and a special multi-purpose bowl for you to mix up and serve at your next football party.


Just be sure to enter through the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Giveaway ends on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. The winner will be selected by and contacted by email. If there is no response after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to US residents only.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Musselman’s. All opinions expressed are my own.

Open-Faced Apple Butter Pastrami Sandwiches (adapted from bon appetit):

Yields 6 servings


  • 3 ciabatta rolls, halved
  • 6 tablespoons Musselman’s Apple Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 pounds deli-sliced pastrami
  • 3/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish


Preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

To assemble the sandwich, generously spread Musselman’s Apple Butter and mustard on each roll. Top with pastrami and cheese.

Place into oven and broil until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.

Serve immediately, sprinkled with chives.

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