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Turkey Raisin Panini

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins

Raisins, turkey and cheese are a perfect combination of flavors and a delight to the tastebuds.

Ingredients

Raisin spread:
2cups California raisins
1cup water
1/2cup balsamic vinegar
Panini:
4pieces Focaccia bread
8ounces sliced Gruyere, Fontinella or Asiago cheese
1pound sliced deli turkey
Olive oil for brushing

Instructions

  1. To prepare raisin spread, combine raisins, 1 cup water, and balsamic in a small pan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until  raisins rehydrate and the liquid reduces and thickens,  12 to 15 minutes. Let cool. When cool, transfer mixture to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth,  20 to 30 seconds.
  2. To prepare panini, heat a griddle over medium-low heat or preheat a panini press.
  3. Slice 1 focaccia square into halves. Spread a thin layer of the raisin mixture on the inside of both halves. Place 2 ounces of cheese on the bottom half, and then place 4 ounces of turkey on top. Focaccia top. Lightly brush top with olive oil.
  4. Cook  sandwich until golden and warm, about 4 minutes per side on griddle or 4 minutes total in panini press..
  5. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Recipe by Karen Burkett