Fall Fennel, Apple & Cheddar Cheese Panini

This will become a favorite fall time fennel sandwich with your entire family!

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Serves: 2-4
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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
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Dietary Preferences



  • 2 Ocean Mist Farms fennel bulbs 
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Fuji apples, cored and sliced (cook slices in microwave for 5 minutes until tender)
  • Cooking spray


  1. Cut fennel bulbs in half and place in microwavable pie dish with ¼ cup of water, cover and microwave on high for 7 minutes or until tender. When cool, slice into thin slices.
  2. Spray 4 slices of sourdough bread with cooking spray.
  3. On 2 slices of bread (on side that was not sprayed) divide evenly; Fennel slices, cheese and apple slices. Top sandwiches with 2 more slices of bread (Cooking spray side up).
  4. Heat large grill pan over high heat and place sandwiches on grill. Place brick covered with foil or cooking weight on sandwiches and grill for 2 minutes on each side or until panini turns a golden brown and cheese melts. Remove sandwiches from pan and slice in half. Serves 4 half sandwiches.

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