apple, bacon, and brie...oh my!

Apple, Bacon, Brie Panini Sandwiches

A quick dinner or a delicious weekend lunch, this is an excellent way to make use of the local apples that are so plentiful during a New England autumn. 

Makes two sandwiches
Total prep & cook time: under 30 minutes

- 1 crisp, red apple (fuji, gala, etc) sliced into thin rounds, see picture below
- 3 ounces of double cream Brie
- 4 pieces of bacon
- 4 slices of rustic, Italian bread
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 

- Fry bacon in a large 12" skillet
- Slice apple & cut Brie into thin lengths, set aside
- Drain bacon drippings from skillet, set to medium heat & place 2 buttered slices of bread on the skillet (buttered side down)
- Assemble sandwiches quickly, layering the bacon, brie & apples. Top with two buttered slices of bread.
- As the bread becomes golden brown (3 minutes), flip sandwiches over and brown the other side.
- Plate and serve. Enjoy!

ELZ & PAB's review: We really enjoy these sandwiches as they have a great balance between sweet and savory. Most good bries comes from France, but we've found that there are some good domestic options so do not hesitant to try a different (less expensive, more local) option. 

Waste not, want not
elz + pab
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eatgoodstuff said...

Oh my gosh these look incredible!
I would leave out the bacon because I am a vegetarian, but I'm sure I could get my boyfriend to eat them by saying that there is bacon in them!

Michelle Collins said...

I love the combination of apples with brie! This sandwich looks lovely. I just made a similar sandwich last night for dinner, but with goat's milk brie and farm figs...absolutely sinful, yet delightful!

jacobskitchen said...

Looks fabulous! Love the apple and cheese and smokey bacon. I often make panini with turkey, brie, and homemade apple butter. It's magical. That same balance of sweet and savory that you are talking about. Thanks for sharing! =)

Tracy Wood said...

This sandwich looks great!

BLC :o said...

OH MY WORD!!! This looks PHENOMENAL!!! And sooo my speed. Its pretty too --- like magazine-photo-shoot pretty. Misssss you. Xoxo-BLC

BakingWithoutaBox said...

Oh yum. My kinda sammich!