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Ham, Cheese, and Apple Panini

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
If you don't have a panini press, you can make these easy sandwiches in a nonstick skillet, much like you make grilled cheese sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon apple jelly
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices gluten-free bread
  • 8 slices lower-sodium deli ham (6 ounces) {Check for Gluten}
  • 4 (0.8-ounce) cheddar cheese or cheddar-flavored nondairy slices
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into 24 thin slices
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 261
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 9.7 g
  • carbohydrate 39 g
  • fiber 4.4 g
  • cholesterol 19 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 849 mg
  • calcium 202 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat panini press.

  2. Microwave jelly at HIGH 10 seconds or until it melts. Combine jelly and mustard; spread mixture evenly over 1 side of 4 bread slices. Layer 2 ham slices, 1 cheese slice, and 6 apple slices over mustard mixture on each bread slice; top evenly with remaining bread slices.

  3. Coat sandwiches with cooking spray. Add sandwiches, 2 at a time, to panini press; grill 2 minutes or until toasted.

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