Panettone Panini with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

by on December 19, 2011

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Fruitcake isn’t typically high on my holiday wishlist, but after trying out today’s Panettone Panini with Prosciutto and Mozzarella I think that may have to change.

I was first introduced to panettone, the Italian fruitcake, around this time last year when I interviewed Martha Stewart’s executive director of food and entertaining, Lucinda Scala Quinn on my other blog, Cooking On the Side. Among the many ideas Lucinda offered for serving panettone was an off-the-cuff suggestion of making panini out of it with prosciutto and mozzarella. I waited all year for the next holiday season to come around to give this unique combination a try.

If someone gave you a fruitcake for Christmas this year, you’ve got to try this. The sweet candied fruits in the panettone just love being paired with the salty prosciutto. It’s an absolute flavor blast, I loved it. These sandwiches would probably be just as good cold, but if you grill them you get the benefit of that nice stretchy mozzarella in the middle. I definitely have a newfound appreciation for fruitcake!

Panettone Panini with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Kathy, This is shear genius!
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2 The Duo Dishes December 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm

After eating panettone in a sweet trifle, this is a great way to see it used with a savory twist.
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3 Jeanette December 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

What a fun idea – I imagine the sweetness of the panettone would compliment the saltiness of the prosciutto perfectly.
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4 Marla January 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Such an interesting way to use panettone. Love the sweet/savory combo. Happy new year 🙂


5 Joe January 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Very nice blog. I just got a panini press for Christmas so I am looking for some new tips and recipes. I will check back often.


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