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 with a weight on top. From Vegetarian Times(July 2008)”
4 sandwiches

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.

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