Brie, Cranberry and Bacon Panini

"This is based on a sandwich I often get at a local restaurant. It is absolutely delicious as a panini! In light of a review, I have adjusted the amount of cranberry sauce required from 6 tablespoons to 5. Please feel free to adjust this to taste."
photo by Sara 76 photo by Sara 76
photo by Sara 76
photo by Sara 76 photo by Sara 76
photo by Sara 76 photo by Sara 76
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Ready In:
2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices bread (I use 2 panini rolls but any bread will do)
  • 4 slices brie cheese, 2 for each sandwich
  • 5 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 4 slices streaky bacon, cooked
  • butter, if using regular bread


  • If using panini rolls, cut each roll in half. If using regular bread, spread the outside of each slice with butter.
  • Spread 2 1/2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce each on 2 slices of bread.
  • Layer the brie over the cranberry sauce.
  • Top with 2 slices of bacon and the top layer of bread, remembering to keep the buttered side facing outwards.
  • I use a George Foreman grill to cook the panini- press the lid down to heat the sandwich right through and cook for a few minutes until the cheese has melted.
  • Alternatively, cook in a skillet, pressing the sandwich firmly with a spatula while cooking.
  • Serve hot!

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  1. This made a delicious lunch for us! I doubled the recipe and used 4 smallish Turkish rolls. I used 2 pieces of shortcut bacon for each roll, and divided a 125g round of Brie between the rolls. I used plenty of cranberry sauce, and toasted them in the George Foreman grill. We really loved the flavours, and they were just a nice size so even the kids enjoyed them! We will definately be having these again. I think they'd be nice with some turkey slices added as well! Made for ZWT7-Switzerland. (Vivacious Violets)
  2. Made recipe exactly as posted, and it was well enjoyed. Madefor 1-2-3 hit wonders.
  3. We love Bacon and Brie sandwiches and although I've often heard of adding cranberry,had never tried it. I did reduce the cranberry ratio a little (by 2 tbsp),as it seemed quite a lot to me. I used regular homemade bread and cooked it in a skillet. It worked a treat.The wonderfully melted brie melding with the cranberry and oozing over the crisp bacon.Delicious! My two year old LOVED it! Thanks for posting.Made for PRMR.


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