Cheddar and Apple Butter Panini with Rosemary Candied Pecans

I don’t know exactly how many panini recipes I’ve posted featuring cheddar and apples (four come to mind) but it’s got to be one of my favorite combinations. I couldn’t help but come up with yet one more once I read this Rosemary Apple Butter Grilled Cheese post on Framed Cooks. The addition of fragrant, woodsy rosemary sounded just brilliant.

I sought to integrate this perennial herb into my latest cheddar-and-apples panini in two ways. First, I tossed together some rosemary candied pecans to add a little sweet crunch and gentle heat (I spiced them with cayenne as well) to the sandwiches (caution: these pecans are very addictive!). Second, I grilled it all on buttered rosemary bread.

I’m sharing the recipe for these Cheddar and Apple Butter Panini with Rosemary Candied Pecans over on Herbivoracious today – be sure to check out my guest post!


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  1. Karly wrote:

    I love your creative paninis. So much fun!

    Posted 12.14.11 Reply
  2. I’ve really enjoyed exchanging guest posts with you, Kathy! I love the idea that our readers get to find out about each other’s blogs.

    Posted 12.15.11 Reply
  3. Can someone please explain why it took me this long to discover your fabulously delicious foodblog?!? 😀

    Posted 12.15.11 Reply
  4. YES!! please… I’m from the midwest and we like apples with cheese.

    Posted 12.16.11 Reply