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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Apple Ham Paninis

I really love paninis. I’m always a sucker for a hot sandwich, plus paninis make for a quick and easy dinner on busy weeknights. And my kids {almost} always eat them! My friend Natalee was raving about two panini combinations she discovered recently, so of course I had to give them a try. I’ll share one of them with you today and the second one tomorrow!

Today’s is simple and delicious. Ham and havarti cheese combined with the sweet-yet-tart crunch of granny smith apples is delish. And this panini really, truly is fast and simple to prepare. That’s my favorite kind of recipe!

Apple Ham Paninis
Sweet and tart apple ham paninis!
Recipe type: Main Dish, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
  • Sliced sourdough bread (I didnโ€™t have sourdough, I used sliced wheat country bread)
  • Whole-grain mustard
  • Deli-sliced ham
  • Havarti cheese
  • Thinly-sliced granny smith apples
  1. Spread mustard on two slices of bread. Stack the cheese, ham and apples between the slices, then cook in a panini press. If you donโ€™t have a panini press, just do what I do and smush the sandwich between two frying pans (click here for details). Eat and enjoy!



  1. 1

    Sounds yummy…now if someone would have it ready for me in half an hour and deliver it to me at work I’d be one happy camper!

  2. 2
    Megan Flowers

    sounds delicious! One of my favorites is Raisin Walnut Bread with Aged Cheddar and Apple
    I will have to try the ham and apple!!

  3. 3

    Havarti – yes! Kind of a forgotten cheese, but so good! Thanks for another great sandwich idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jane Maynard

      it’s true, havarti doesn’t get enough attention, especially for how yummy it is!

  4. 4
    Amanda Bacon

    This is also super good if you use apple butter in replace of the granny smith apples! Super tasty!!

  5. 5

    I love panini’s. We have them every Saturday for lunch. One of our faves, good white bread (sorry, we like white bread!) turkey, provlone, pesto grilled in olive oil sprinkled with garlic powder. We like this with roasted pepper tomato soup. My friend also adds arugula and roasted red peppers.
    The panini I can’t make too often, because I will eat the whole thing is:
    Slice a loaf of ciabatta bread, brush on balsamic vinegar, layer basil leaves, sliced mozzarella and sliced tomatoes. Put the whole thing in a large fry pan or cast iron pan that you have heated olive oil and Parmesan cheese in. I put a heavy pot with a teapot filled with water for weight on top and cook that thing and get is nice and squooshed down. Brown both sides, get everything all melted and slice… Yummalicious!

  6. 6

    PS I am new to your site, hope it was ok to tell you about my paninis!

  7. Jane, you’ve read my mind…I work with Dofino cheese (we’ve got a GREAT havarti) and paninis are one of our favorite treats. They’re so easy and adaptable. And of course, good choice on the havarti! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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