Sometimes words just seem superfluous when I am posting a recipe. If I get the pictures right, then I don’t need to describe the food to you, do I?
But in case you need any convincing: it’s a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Melted cheese with slightly softened, but not mushy apple. Toasty bread. Ham & honey. Printz Charming thinks the Turkey Pesto slightly beats out this combination, but I have to disagree. This is my favorite. (For now, anyway.)
Enjoy this panini!
Ham, Cheddar & Apple Panini
- 1 loaf ciabatta or focaccia style bread
- 1 apple (I use Gala)
- 3-4 slices of deli ham
- 8 oz. block of sharp cheddar cheese
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- olive oil for brushing the bread
|Preheat panini press to high heat. Cut off desired amount of bread for one generous panini. Cut this bread in half lengthwise down the middle.|
|Drizzle the two cut halves of bread evenly with the honey.|
|Layer ham on the bottom half of bread. Slice cheese 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick, enough to form a single layer over the ham. Slice apple thinly and place one layer on top of the cheese (I used about a quarter of the apple).|
|Top with the remaining bread and brush the outside of the panini with olive oil.|
|Cook for about 10-15 minutes on panini press or until the cheese melts and drips down the sides and the bread is toasted. Serve immediately.|