Apple Pie Panini
This Panini has all the flavors of Apple Pie between two crispy pressed slices of cinnamon bread. It’s crispy, sweet deliciousness!
If you’re looking for an apple pie experience without all the work of making an apple pie, this is a recipe you must try.
This Apple Pie Panini is the brainchild of my friend Kathy Strahs, who blogs over at Panini Happy. As you might guess from the name, it’s all about creations made with the panini press. Kathy recently published her first cookbook, The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, and it indeed has every recipe imaginable for amazing sandwiches, grilled dishes, and even homemade ice cream cones.
I bookmarked quite a few recipes, but I knew I had to try this Apple Pie Panini first. We love all things apple in this house, from Crockpot Applesauce to Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips, so it was a no brainer!
First you’re going to take two slices of cinnamon raisin bread (I used a homemade recipe that I’ll be sharing on Thursday), and spread the outside of each slice with room temperature butter:
Flip the bread over and spread the other side with a honey mascarpone mixture:
Thinly slice your favorite firm apple (I used Granny Smith here), and remove the seeds:
And layer the apple slices on top of the mascarpone. Sprinkle the apple slices with a little bit of brown sugar (this wasn’t instructed in Kathy’s recipe but I couldn’t help myself):
Add the other slice of bread on top, butter side up:
Sprinkle a little extra brown sugar on the outsides of the bread, and place the sandwich in the panini press:
Press the sandwich for 3-5 minutes until the bread has a crispy, golden brown, caramelized crust:
Slice it in half and enjoy! Happy panini making!
Apple Pie Panini
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 8 slices cinnamon raisin bread sliced from a dense bakery loaf
- 1 Granny Smith or other firm apple cored and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- Either in a small bowl with a whisk or in a mini food processor, whip the mascarpone and honey together until well combined and fluffy.
- Heat the panini press to medium-high heat.
- For each sandwich: Spread butter on two slices of bread to flavor the outside of the sandwich. Flip over both slices of bread and spread 1 tablespoon sweetened mascarpone on each. Top one slice of bread with a layer of apples and close the sandwich with the other slice, buttered side up. Sprinkle some brown sugar on top.
- Grill two panini at a time, with the lid closed, until the fillings are warmed and the bread is toasted, with a sweet crust, 3 to 5 minutes.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
45 Comments on “Apple Pie Panini”
this recipe intrigued me and I’m glad I tried it. SO SO GOOD. Never would’ve put this together myself.
Gonna try this, right now I’m baking a apricot, golden raisin Cardamon Bread.
This is such a smart recipe! I love the idea of this! Seriously yummy!
My favorite sandwich has ranch dressing,butter lettuce,grilled jamaican jerk chicken and shredded colby and cheddar cheese on sourdough bread.
I personally have not had a pannini ; but this does look promising
I like a panini with extra sharp cheddar, Gruyere, and sliced tomatoes on pumpernickel.
I’d do a turkey, manchego, tomato panini.
My favorite ingredient in a grilled sandwich is the crisp and cool ingredient that adds a bit of snap to the flavor and texture; e.g. arugula in a turkey, brie and apple butter sandwich. MMMM!
This sounds so good! My favorite Panini sandwich…..Buttered Rye Bread, Corned Beef, 1,000 Island Dressing, Smoked Gouda. Yummy!
I love to make Panini sandwiches for our family constantly experimenting with different ingredients.
I have growing boys so I try to get veggies in the sandwiches as well!! THANKS!! ;))
I love making a pressed sandwich with thanks giving leftovers. Turkey, dressing, butternut squash and munster cheese. Dip it in a little thinned out cranberry sauce.
Wow. this looks great!!! I must say, I haven’t tried a sweet Panini before….I’ll have to try!! My favorite sandwich, though, is a Panini–sourdough bread, spread with butter on the outside, with parmesan cheese, arugula, and prosciutto on the inside. So good!
My favorite panini sandwich is whole grain bread, spread with peanut butter on one slice, Nutella on the other. I add crumbled up Cap’n Crunch cereal and banana slices and put butter on the outside of the bread slices.