Apricot and Turkey Paninis

Dynamic lunchtime idea with dried apricots and warm turkey decorated with cheese.
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Total Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch
Servings 4


  • 2 cups Nature's Eats Dried Apricots
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 8 slices Panini bread
  • 8 ounces Asiago or Gruyere cheese
  • 1 pound deli Turkey (sliced)
  • olive oil for brushing bread


  • Bring the Nature's Eats Dried Apricots, 1 cup water, balsamic and sugar to a simmer in a small pot. Simmer until the apricots rehydrate and the liquid reduces and thickens about 12-15 minutes.
  • Let cool. Once cool, place in a food processor and puree until smooth, 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Preheat a griddle over medium-low heat or heat a panini press. Place a thin layer of the apricot spread on the inside of both halves. Place a couple slices of the cheese on the bottom, and then place 4 ounces of turkey on top. Close and lightly brush the bread with olive oil.
  • Cook each sandwich until golden and warm, about 4 minutes a side.