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Gruyère, Apricot Jam, and Toasted Walnut Panini

It may seem like an unusual combination, but once you’ve tried this sweet, nutty sandwich, you’ll be hooked. If you don’t have a panini maker, cook the sandwiches in a skillet and weigh them down with another pan. Or you can wrap them in foil and cook on the grill…

It may seem like an unusual combination, but once you’ve tried this sweet, nutty sandwich, you’ll be hooked. If you don’t have a panini maker, cook the sandwiches in a skillet and weigh them down with another pan. Or you can wrap them in foil and cook on the grill with a weight on top.

Servings
8

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 8 1/2-inch-thick slices French country bread
  • 4 tsp. apricot jam
  • 6 oz. Gruyere cheese, cut into 4 thin slices

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place walnuts on baking sheet, and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Cool, and finely chop.

Preheat panini maker. Spread 4 slices bread with 1 tsp. jam each. Sprinkle walnuts on top of jam, and top each with 1 slice Gruyère. Cover with remaining bread. Place sandwiches in panini maker, and bake 2 to 4 minutes, or until bread is golden brown and cheese has melted. Slice each sandwich into 4 wedges, and serve warm.