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Grilled Onion, Apple and Brie Cheese Panini

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Easy to make, gourmet panini! Grilled onions, apple and Brie cheese melted together on French bread. A perfect size and appetizer to serve at any party.
by: Sugar and Charm
Updated May 5, 2021
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  • 1 can (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original French Bread
  • 1 sweet onion sliced
  • 2 green apples thinly sliced
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of Brie cheese
  • 2 tablespoon butter


  • 1
    Bake the Pillsbury™ French bread dough at 350°F for 20 minutes. Let it cool before slicing into twelve 1 inch wedges. Then butter one side of each piece.
  • 2
    Slice the onion into small strips and cook on medium heat with 1 tbsp. butter, until golden brown.
  • 3
    Slice the cheese into small rectangles and the apples into very thin slices.
  • 4
    Set the panini maker to medium-low heat. With the butter side facing down, put the bread on a plate to assemble your panini. Add three apple slices, two pieces of cheese and a tbsp. of grilled onions.
  • 5
    Place the other piece of bread on top, buttered side facing up, and set on the panini maker. You can cook all six at one time.
  • 6
    Grill until the cheese is melted and the top is golden brown, about 5 minutes.

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  • The ultimate sandwiches are, without a doubt, panini.

    The thing I love about panini (singular for panino, or Italian bread roll sandwich) is that they are easy to make and the list of ingredients you can add to create them is endless!

    You can make breakfast panini (think egg, ham, and cheese), lunch panini, and even dessert panini (Nutella, banana and a light whipped cheese). Yum!

    I decided to make these appetizer panini out of three of my favorite ingredients: apples, Brie cheese (I could eat Brie all day!), and sweet grilled onions…so good!

    These are small enough to be consumed in just three bites and have your guests definitely asking for more!

    I have to give props to my panini maker because it grills them to perfection! I use the Breville Panini Press and I’ve been so happy with it! It almost makes it too easy to eat panini morning, day, and night! Check out this how-to guide from Pillsbury™ for making super-easy panini.

    So let’s get started. Bake your Pillsbury™ French bread per the instructions.

    Grill onions with butter until golden brown.

    Thinly slice the apples into small pieces and the cheese into rectangular wedges.

    Slice the bread into 12 pieces and butter one side of each piece.

    Place three apple slices, two pieces of cheese and a tablespoon of grilled onions on the bread. Then top with another piece of bread.

    Place them on the panini press and grill for about five minutes, until the cheese is melted and the panini are golden brown.

    Set on a tray to serve to guests! Enjoy ;)

    If you're looking for more great panini flavor ideas, check out the Quick-Fix Panini Sandwiches on!
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