Amount Per Serving: 1 sandwich
Not only are these panini delicious, they’re also filled with a handmade fig jam made with chopped dried figs and apple cider using our recipe. The layers of smoky ham and Sargento® Sliced Baby Swiss Cheese melt just right to create artisanal and mouthwatering panini.
For fig jam, combine figs and apple cider in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered until most of the liquid is absorbed and figs are tender, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly; transfer to a food processor and puree. Transfer mixture to a jar; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 2 weeks. Makes about 1-1/3 cups jam.
Arrange 1 slice of cheese over each slice of bread; top with ham. Close sandwiches; spread outsides evenly with butter.
Cook sandwiches in a preheated panini maker or skillet iron until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.* Serve each sandwich with 2 tablespoons jam for dipping or spreading inside. Reserve remaining jam to serve on toast or sliced fresh fruit.