Gruyere, Apple and Ham Panini

Inspired by this recipe for Gruyere Apple Grilled Cheese at Just Braise, and the Paris Bistro Grilled Hot Wrap (yummy honey wheat tortilla with ham, brie, green apples, spinach, tomatoes, red onions and honey mustard) from Camille’s, I was craving something that had elements of both, but was something completely different.

Gruyere Apple Panini

I decided on a panini sandwich, on good white bread from the bakery at Weiland’s, stuffed with some leftover Gruyere from Whole Foods, dijon mustard, thinly sliced Honeycrisp apple, and a slice of the fantastic smoked ham from Thurn’s Specialty Meats (the link is to a fantastic review of the place done by Rosie). Served with the remaining Honeycrisp apples, it really hit the spot.

Lesson learned: Gruyere doesn’t freeze well. When it thaws, it crumbles rather than slices. Still tastes good, though! 🙂 I’ll probably use the rest in some mac and cheese I’m making tonight.

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