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Apple Pie Panini

This Apple Pie Panini stars honey-whipped mascarpone, juicy green apple slices and brown sugar-crusted raisin bread. Think of it like French toast meets apple pie. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 sandwiches

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 8 slices cinnamon raisin bread, sliced from a dense a bakery loaf
  • 1 Granny Smith or other firm apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • Vanilla bean ice cream (optional)

Equipment:

  • panini press

Instructions 

  • Either in a small bowl with a whisk or in a mini food processor, whip the mascarpone and honey together until it’s well combined and fluffy.
  • Heat the panini press to medium-high heat.
  • For each sandwich: Spread butter on two slices of bread to flavor the outside of the sandwich. Flip over both slices of bread and spread 1 tablespoon sweetened mascarpone on each. Top one slice of bread with a layer of apples and close the sandwich with the other slice, buttered side up. Sprinkle some brown sugar on top.
  • Grill two panini at a time, with the lid closed, until the fillings are warmed and the bread is toasted, with a sweet crust, 3 to 5 minutes. Top each sandwich with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream (optional) and serve.
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