My family and I love panini's and this one is a winner. I never knew onions were so easy to carmelize! I'll admit I was a little hesitant to put apples on a sandwich but they were oh so good. I'll be making these again and again.
Recipe: Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Calories: around 350 per sandwich
Artisan, sourdough or french bread, cut into desired slices (I used Ciabatta)
Shaved or sliced smoked turkey
4 ounces Brie cheese, wax removed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 apple, cored and cut into thin slices (I used a Gala apple)
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
In a small saucepan, melt 1 teaspoon of oil or butter over medium heat. When hot, add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are browned and beginning to caramelize, 8-10 minutes. Set aside.
Place a single layer of cheese on one slice of the bread. Top with sliced turkey, apples, caramelized onions and finally with another layer of cheese. Place the other slice of bread on top of the sandwich. Spread some butter on the top and bottom of the bread for extra crispiness!