Apple Cheddar Panini
¼ cup low-fat honey mustard
8 slices whole-grain bread
2 crisp apples, thinly sliced
8 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
Apple, Chayote and Sweet Potato Hash
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Grease a large roasting pan with ½ tablespoon olive oil. Add the chayote
and sweet potato to the pan and drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over the vegetables. Stir well to coat with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast
uncovered for 30 minutes.
In a medium sauté pan, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy
and golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove cooked bacon from pan,
then carefully transfer grease into a heatproof bowl. Keep approximately 1
teaspoon of rendered bacon fat in the sauté pan and place over medium
heat. Add onion, poblano pepper and bell pepper to pan and cook for 5 to 7
minutes or until tender. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
Remove roasting pan from oven. Add the apples, bacon and pepper-onion
mixture and stir well. Return to oven and roast for an additional 15 to 20
minutes or until vegetables are tender and golden brown. Serve hash with
poached or fried eggs and garnish with chopped herbs if you wish.
Makes 4 servings.
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1 chayote, peeled, pit removed
3 medium sweet potatoes,
peeled and diced
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black
6 slices of bacon, cut into small
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 poblano pepper, seeded and
1 red bell pepper, seeded and
3 large Fuji, Gala or Golden
Delicious apples, cored, left
unpeeled and diced
4 eggs, poached or fried
Chopped chives, cilantro or
parsley for garnish (optional)
Recipe provided by chef Alexandra I. Lopez and the U.S. Apple Association
Recipe provided by the U.S. Apple Association
Note: If you don’t have a panini press, use a nonstick skillet to make these tasty sandwiches. Just
about any cheese can be substituted for cheddar.
Preheat panini press on medium heat. Lightly
spread honey mustard evenly over one side of
each slice of bread. Layer apple slices and cheese
over 4 slices of bread, honey mustard side up,
using about ½ apple and 2 ounces of cheese for
each sandwich. Top each with remaining bread
slices, honey mustard side down. Lightly coat
panini press with cooking spray. Grill each sandwich for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese has
melted and bread has toasted. Remove from
pan and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Makes 4 servings.