Crisp Apple Cheddar Panini

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Amy Riolo demonstrates how to make a healthy and delicious apple cheddar panini.

    Chef Amy Riolo: We're going to make Apple Cheddar Panini, the first thing that we have to do is preheat our Panini press, and I've got mine always set to max. So all we have to do now is assemble our panini, and this is very simple, but it is still delicious.

    So here we have our Whole Grain Bread, I'm going to go ahead and slather some of the honey mustard right on the bottom of each of the pieces. This is a good way to get the kids to eat their fruit too, because even if they don't like to eat apples by themselves they are probably going to like them in this panini. We can go ahead and start arranging our apple and cheese slices, so go ahead and make sure that the bottoms all have a piece, and then we'll go ahead and place our apples way on top of that, and then we've got more cheese for the tops. Now we'll go ahead and top each of our panini, just press down a little bit, to make sure that everything comes together. So now we're going to coat our panini press with our cooking spray, this is just to make sure that nothing sticks. And you know the word panini in Italian means sandwiches, but here in the States, we use the term panini to refer to hot sandwiches. So I'm going to go ahead and just press down and you could hear the cheese start to sizzle, also the smell of the panini starting to be released. So now about three minutes have passed and our panini is beautiful. If you are ever not sure, you can just lift up the lid and check, and once you see the grill marks, then you know that they are done. Also our cheese is melted. So here you have our Apple Cheddar Panini. Enjoy!