Fig, Smoked Gouda, and Prosciutto Panini Stackers

There's something unique about creating an appetizer on baguette bread. With this recipe, you want to make sure not to...
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There's something unique about creating an appetizer on baguette bread. With this recipe, you want to make sure not to cut the bread too thick. It will make it more challenging to eat as a passed hors d'oeuvre.

Ingredients

  • French baguette, sliced into thin slices
  • Prosciutto, thinly sliced, torn into pieces roughly the same size as the baguette slices
  • Smoked Gouda, sliced into one-eighth-inch slices
  • Fig spread or preserve

Directions

Preheat the panini grill to low heat.

Place prosciutto and Gouda on a baguette slice. Spread a very thin layer of fig spread on another baguette slice and press the baguette (fig side down) on top of the Gouda to close the sandwich. Repeat for each sandwich.

Grill panini for 10-12 minutes, until cheese is softened (it may not completely melt). Serve immediately, with soup or as a snack on their own.

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