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Grilled Apple Dessert Panini with Yogurt Cheese

Panini are a favorite Italian snack food - little grilled sandwiches - sometimes made with focaccia or other Italian breads and often filled with cheese and vegetables. Here, we made panini that would be wonderful for dessert or an evening snack, using our household staple: yogurt cheese. The little sandwiches take only minutes to make, but they're sure to satisfy a need for a "little sweet."

 

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Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup (60g) Yogurt cheese
  • 1 Tbs Orange honey
  • ¼ Tbs (1.25ml) Vanilla extract
  • 4 Very thin slices White bread, crusts removed
  • 1 Medium gala apple
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter-flavoured cooking spray

Directions

1. In a small bowl, combine yogurt cheese, 1 teaspoon of the honey, and vanilla extract. Spread 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto each bread slice. 2. Core and thinly slice the apple, leaving the peel intact. Arrange apples slices, overlapping as needed, on top of the yogurt cheese on two slices of the bread. Lightly sprinkle the apples with cinnamon and nutmeg. Top with remaining bread slices, yogurt cheese side down. 3. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat and lightly coat with cooking spray. Cook the panini, until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and cut each panini in half. Arrange on a dessert plate and drizzle each half with 1/2 teaspoon of the honey. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 108 calories (8% calories from fat), 3 g protein, 1 g total fat (0.2 g saturated fat), 22 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 1 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium. Diabetic exchanges1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch, 1/2 fruit).
 

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