Apple, turkey, and cheddar panini

Hey guys! Well, my Dietary and Nutrition Assessment midterm is over! But I’m not completely in the clear yet. I still have two more midterms to go, so I’m still going to be in a very exclusive relationship with my textbooks for the next week.

Studying for exams usually goes along with classic study foods. Foods like Kraft Dinner, Ramen noodles, takeout pizza, cereal, Pop Tarts… but I’ve got a different favourite study food: paninis. I never really know how to say that word. Apparently panini is the plural form and panino is the singular… but that sounds weird, no?

Anyway, I digress. This apple, turkey, and cheddar panini with pumpkin butter is my new favourite study food. It’s the perfect medley of flavours and textures: salty and sweet, crispy and gooey… I just can’t get enough!

Apple, turkey, and cheddar panini with pumpkin butter

Apple, turkey, and cheddar panini | Vegetarian option* and gluten-free option**

Serves 4

8 slices of crusty bakery bread
3/4 to 1 lb sliced oven roasted turkey
200 g strong cheddar cheese
1 Royal Gala apple, sliced thinly
2-3 tbsp pumpkin butter (fig or date preserves would also work)

Spread the pumpkin butter on one piece of bread, then layer with the turkey, sliced apple, and cheddar cheese on top. Top with the other slice of bread, then grill on a panini press until it is warm and gooey and the bread is golden.

*Omit turkey for vegetarian option
**Use gluten-free bread for gluten-free option

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made this sandwich recently… and I’m pretty sure I’m going to make it again for dinner tonight. But in the mean time, I need to crack open my Clinical Nutrition notes and get back to studying!

What’s the best panini you’ve ever eaten?

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11 Responses to Apple, turkey, and cheddar panini

  1. Pumpkin butter!? Oh mah gosh I want that now :)

  2. love love love that sandwich combo. i knew the singular word was panino, but who the heck says that?! haha, i guess we should start so we are correct!

  3. Totally making a panini for dinner now :)

  4. yum! i've had turkey apple and cheddar paninis but not one with pumpkin butter too! that just tops it off :)

  5. you win for cutest blog post title of the day! I panino does sound weird – I roll with panini! Honestly, the best sandwich I've ever had is peanut butter and banana – but to be more creative I love blue cheese with jam, carrots, sprouts, and avocado if I have it!

  6. Paninis are the best! I'll have to try apple in my next one – that sounds good!I think my favorite sandwich ever has to be a simple grilled cheese made with sharp cheddar, good quality bread, and real butter…yum!

  7. Wow what a sandwich- sounds great! My ultimate favorite is turkey, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, and houmous- that combo kills me every time!

  8. Wow, this sandwich looks awesome! I had one with brie, apples, turkey and mustard and it was amazing. You can't beat any cheese on a sandwich, though :)

  9. Mmm your food all looks delicious but I have to say the panini (I can't bring myself to call it a panino either!) looks the most tasty of the lot :-)I love the idea of putting apple inside it!I don't know what the best sandwich I've ever eaten was but any with avocado would be my ideal :-)

  10. Good luck on your exam! That panini looks great! I think I need to make it in the near future…

  11. Great recipes, both seem to be delicious, thanks for sharing.

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