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Apple and Cheddar Panini with Onion Jam

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Looking for a quick but nutritious meal for those hectic weeknights? Think soup and a sandwich! This apple and cheddar panini paired with our Simple Carrot Soup will be a hit with kids and adults alike.


  • 8 slices country-style bread, each 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 8 Tbs. savory red onion jam
  • 6 oz. (185 g) cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 Fuji apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch (6-mm) slices
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves


Preheat an electric panini press according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Brush one side of each bread slice with the olive oil. Lay the slices, oiled side down, on a clean work surface. Spread each slice with 1 Tbs. onion jam. Arrange the cheese on 4 of the bread slices, then top with the apple slices and thyme, dividing evenly. Top each with one of the remaining bread slices, oiled side up.

Place the sandwiches on the preheated panini press and close the lid. Cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.

Transfer the sandwiches to a cutting board and cut in half. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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