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July 26, 2017
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Pear & Fig Panini

Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula

It’s California Pear season!

And what better way to pair it than with a beautiful, fresh fig in this grilled sandwich. The two flavors compliment each other like peanut butter & jelly…

Like salt & pepper…

Cookies & cream…

Mac & cheese…

You get the picture!

The perfect marriage could always use a little spice, so I added brie cheese and arugula greens to round it all out and the end result is your next favorite sandwich!  

Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula

An excellent weeknight dinner or a foolproof weekend lunch, you can trust you will only be in the kitchen for about 15 minutes from start to finish. Using a fresh ciabatta loaf, I easily had enough for a family of four and probably a bit for leftovers.

 

Brie Wheel

Did you know California has several cheese makers that produce brie cheese? I love brie, it’s my favorite. And I get so giddy when I can find and support local agriculture! How ’bout you?

 

Sliced Pear, Fig, Brie and Bread

I used Bartlett Pears, brown turkey figs, the brie and some fresh arugula (not shown).

 

Sliced Pear on Bread

I whipped up a quick balsamic mayo and slathered that on the bottom piece of bread. I added a layer of sliced pear.

 

Layer sliced fig over pear

Next, comes the thickly sliced fig.

 

Layer sliced brie over sliced fig

A generous amount of brie cheese.

 

Top with Arugula

A handful of fresh arugula.

 

Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula

Ahhh…a nice, thick stack of goodness ready for the press.

 

Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula

Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula

Place in your Panini Press and allow to grill for about 5-7 minutes, slice and devour!

 

Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula

Hail Holy Yum!

 

Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula

It was perfect served with a bunch of grapes on the side. A totally legit meal for a warm summer evening.

Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula

Here is the easy recipe for ya…

Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula
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Pear and Fig Panini with Brie and Arugula

Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword arugula, brie cheese, cheese, fig, pear
Author Susan

Ingredients

  • 1 Ciabatta Loaf
  • 2 Bartlett Pears, sliced
  • 4 Figs, sliced
  • 1 Wheel of Brie Cheese, sliced thickly
  • 6 oz. Fresh Arugula
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1 T. Balsamic Glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat your panini press.
  • Split loaf in half and cut into 4 equal pieces.
  • Combine the mayo and balsamic and stir well. Spread on the bottom of each bread piece.
  • Layer on the pears, fig and brie. Top with arugula and add the top piece of bread.
  • Grill in the press for about 5-6 minutes or until desired doneness.

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