Ham, Cheddar & Apple Panini with Honey Mustard

D'Artagnan | Yield: Makes 4 sandwiches
This simple panini recipe is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Our French-style bistro ham is perfectly complemented by melty cheddar, crisp apple, and honey-mustard.
New Ham, Cheddar & Apple Panini with Honey Mustard Recipe | D’Artagnan

Ingredients

  • 4 panino or ciabatta rolls, sliced in half
  • 4 tablespoons honey-Dijon mustard, we used Maille
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 12 thin slices Berkshire Pork Bistro Ham
  • 1 medium sweet-tart apple, we used Fuji, cored and sliced thin
  • 4 slices aged cheddar cheese
  • Neutral oil, we used avocado oil

Preparation

  1. Preheat a cast-iron grill pan or panini pan over medium heat.
  2. For each sandwich, spread one side of the roll with 1 tablespoon of honey-Dijon and the other side with 1 teaspoon mayonnaise. To one side add a few slices of apple, a slice of cheese, and 3 thin slices of ham; sandwich the bread together.
  3. Brush the hot grill pan with oil. Place each sandwich on the pan then weigh down. Cook until edges are golden and cheese starts to melt; flip the sandwiches over and repeat on the other side. Cut sandwiches in half before serving with your favorite chips or salad greens.

Recipe Tips: If you don’t have a designated panini pan with a heavy lid, a second cast-iron pan or a small Dutch-oven makes a good weight. This sandwich also works with pear slices when in season.