Caramelized Pear & Cranberry Panini
Serves: 2
  • 1-2 pears
  • 1-2 tablespoon butter
  • 2-3 slices swiss cheese
  • 2-4 tablespoons cranberry sauce (fresh or from a jar, not canned)
  • 4 slices of bread*
  • 2 tablespoons butter for buttering the bread
  1. First start by caramelizing the pears. Slice the pear nice and thick (about ¼"). Melt a tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a non-stick skillet. Add the pears and turn frequently until you have a nice light brown color around the edges. If it seems like you need more butter feel free to add some.
  2. Turn on your panini grill. Butter the bread you are using on the sides that will touch the grill.
  3. Now assemble your panini. Spread the cranberry sauce on the bread followed by the pear slices and cheese. You can add more cranberry sauce on the other piece of bread (I do) if you like lots of sauce.
  4. Cook on the panini grill until crispy on the outside and cheese is melted.
  5. Notes: This makes 2 sandwiches. If the pears are big, you may only need 1 pear for 2 sandwiches. It just depends how thick you cut them and how much you want on your sandwich. *Any sliced bread will work or you can use an artisan/rustic bread and cut to desired thickness.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at