Gruyère, Apricot Jam, and Toasted Walnut Panini

Total Time
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)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup walnuts
  • 8 12 inch-thick slices french country bread (I use whole grain)
  • 4 teaspoons apricot jam
  • 6 ounces gruyere cheese, cut into 4 thin slices


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place walnuts on baking sheet, and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Cool, and finely chop.
  3. Preheat panini maker.
  4. 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.


Most Helpful

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.

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle May 04, 2014

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.

AZPARZYCH October 08, 2013

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