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Servings: 2

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.

Ham & Sargento Baby Swiss Panini with Fig Jam


  1. 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.

  2. Arrange 1 slice of cheese over each slice of bread; top with ham. Close sandwiches; spread outsides evenly with butter.

  3. 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.

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