Ham, Fig, and Gruyère Panini

Ham, Fig, and Gruyère Panini

  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 25 mins 
  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 25 mins 

Ham, Fig, and Gruyère Panini

  • Prep : 15 mins
  • Cooking : 25 mins
  • Serves : 6

Ingredients

Serves 6
  • 1 Panera Bread Three Cheese Loaf
  • ⅓ cup prepared fig jam
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or parsley
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced low-sodium smoked ham
  • 1 Panera Bread Three Cheese Loaf
  • ⅓ cup prepared fig jam
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or parsley
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced low-sodium smoked ham

Directions

Step 1.

Cut the loaf of bread lengthwise into six long, oval slices, each between ¼ and ½ inch thick. Spread one side of three slices with the fig jam. Spread the mustard on the other three slices; then layer the cheese over the mustard.

Step 2.

Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and warm it over medium heat. Add the onion, salt, and pepper. Cover the skillet and cook the onion until it is very tender, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring now and then. Stir in the thyme.

Step 3.

Arrange the onion over the cheese; then layer on the ham. Top with the jam-spread slices of bread. Coat the sandwiches all over with cooking spray.

Step 4.

Warm a grill pan or panini press to medium-high heat. Place the sandwiches, in separate batches if necessary, on the hot grill pan and compress them slightly with a heavy weight, such as a cast-iron pan or foil-wrapped brick. If using a panini press, push the lid down on the sandwiches. Cook them until nicely browned and the cheese melts, 3 to 5 minutes per side on the grill pan and 6 to 8 minutes without turning in the panini press. Cut each sandwich in half on a diagonal and serve hot.

Tip: If the Panera Bread Three Cheese Loaf isn’t available, you can use a loaf of Panera Bread Asiago Cheese, Sourdough, Honey Wheat, or All-Natural White Bread.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 479 calCalories
  • 19 gProtein
  • 80 gCarbohydrates
  • 10 gFat
  • 37 mgCholesterol
  • 856 mgSodium
  • 3 gDietary Fiber