When I write for Babble’s The Family Kitchen I want to not only share tasty recipes but also factual food related articles and feature great bloggers. Today, you will find a fun interview with Kathy of Panini Happy. She shares how she started on her panini career and the craziest sandwich she ever made.
I asked Kathy to share one of her favorite and popular Panini and she said the ‘Apple, Brie & Pecan Panini’
Roasted Apples, Brie & Pecan Panini
2 apples (I used Gala), cored and sliced into ~1/4″ wedges
8 slices cinnamon raisin bread (a relatively dense, fresh-baked loaf is best)
4 oz. Brie, sliced thinly
4 tablespoons pecan halves
Preheat a toaster oven to 375°F (or a regular oven to 400°F).
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and arrange apples on the sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until apples are soft and golden brown with a caramelized crust on the bottom.
Preheat the panini grill to medium-high heat.
For each sandwich: Arrange slices of Brie to cover a slice of cinnamon raisin bread. Top with roasted apple slices and pecans. Close the sandwich with another slice of bread. Grill for 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted. Serve immediately and enjoy!
In addition, check out her amazing Panini Pops!