Jalapeno Hot Ham & Cheese Panini
This spicy number will delight your palate and impress the whole family. Savory applewood smoked ham with melted goat cheese, sweet apricot preserves, smoked bacon, and fresh peppers makes a poppin' appetizer into a meal.
Ingredients & Instructions
- 16 oz. Frick’s Applewood smoked ham
- 8 oz. spreadable goat cheese
- 8 slices hickory smoked bacon
- 4 Jalapeño peppers
- 1/4 cup apricot preserves
- 8 slices sourdough bread
- 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
Pre-heat Panini maker to 380°F or to Panini setting. If using a skillet, heat to medium high prior to adding sandwich.
Fry bacon, blot off excess grease, set aside.
Spread 1 oz. goat cheese on one side of all bread slices. Spread 1/2 Tbsp. apricot preserves on top of goat cheese.
Slice jalapeno peppers to make rounds and press rounds into goat cheese on 1/2 of bread slices.
Top jalapenos with 2 slices of Applewood ham (approximately 2 oz.). Top ham with 2 slices bacon. Top bacon with 2 slices of Applewood ham. Place bread on top of ham, cheese side down.
Liberally butter top and bottom of sandwich and place into Panini maker or skillet. Grill sandwiches for 3 minutes in Panini maker, or 3 minutes per side in skillet. Remove from Panini maker and allow to cool 2 minutes before cutting.