Prep 10 mins
Cook 14 mins
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. From Vegetarian Times(July 2008)
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts
- 8 1⁄2 inch-thick slices french country bread (I use whole grain)
- 4 teaspoons apricot jam
- 6 ounces gruyere cheese, cut into 4 thin slices
- 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 teaspoons 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.
Loved all the flavors together ~ especially the walnuts with the jam. I didn't get it as gooey as I'd hoped, but t'was the first time using my new Lodge grill pan! Tagged for Rookie Recipes, due 05/13/14.
Very different than what I would normally eat, but so glad I tried it! The toasted walnuts give it such a nice flavor and the cheese was the right amount if salty with the sweet jam. My stove has a griddle with a panini press so I used that; the panini design didn't imprint, but it helped fuse it together. Made for PRMR.