Ultimate Turkey Apple Brie Panini is a quick, easy and delicious panini sandwich full of tender, juicy turkey, creamy buttery melted brie cheese, crisp, juicy apple slices, and sweet cinnamony apple butter on toasted ciabatta rolls.
I know it seems a little early to be already thinking about Thanksgiving leftovers, but this is a fabulous recipe for using up leftover turkey. Of course, the Ultimate Turkey Apple Brie Panini is delicious any time of the year, and you can easily substitute deli sliced turkey or even slices of roasted chicken.
You can also use any type of bread you like, and it would also be delicious as a turkey apple brie wrap. Speaking of substitutions, you can also swap out the brie for another cheese you like or have on hand, and either Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples work beautifully in this recipe.
I’ve also made this sandwich and substituted a sweet Vidalia onion salad dressing for the apple butter, and again it was delicious! So, whether you end up with a turkey apple brie panini, turkey and brie panini or a turkey apple panini your taste buds will be doing flip-flops in your mouth after just one bite!
On a recent trip to North Carolina, my husband and I had lunch at a charming restaurant in Highlands. My husband had, you guessed it, a turkey apple brie panini which he raved about. A few weeks ago we hosted our Supper Club for an early Thanksgiving feast and had some leftover turkey, so I decided to recreate the sandwich my husband liked so much.
The Ultimate Turkey Apple Brie Panini recipe couldn’t be any simpler, and it only requires a few ingredients: sliced turkey, brie cheese, apple slices, apple butter and ciabatta rolls.
This recipe for Ultimate Turkey Apple Brie Panini makes two paninis, but you can easily increase amounts if you need to make more.
If you like this recipe for the Ultimate Turkey Apple Brie Panini, you might also like these sandwich recipes: Sweet Apple and Bacon Club Sandwich, Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwich, and Ultimate BLT Sandwich.
How to make the Ultimate Turkey Apple Brie Panini
To begin, spread each half of the ciabatta roll liberally with apple butter.
Top one half of the roll with sliced brie, a few slices of turkey, sliced apples and add more sliced brie. Top with the other half of the roll.
If you have a panini press, at this point, spread melted butter on the outside of your rolls, and toast your sandwich according to your press’s directions. However, if you are like me and don’t have a panini press, you can use a grill pan and a heavy cast iron skillet.
Simply butter the rolls and place in your grill pan over medium heat. Place a cast iron skillet on top of the sandwich and press down. After about 3-4 minutes, check to see if the bottom is toasted and the brie is melted. Flip over and repeat on the other side.
And, yes if you are wondering, the Ultimate Turkey Apple Brie Panini is a definite improvement over a standard turkey sandwich!
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