Breakfast Panini with Fruit

Recipe By: Calphalon Team  -  Originally Published: 8/29/2009


Who says panini are just for lunch?  Combining fresh fruit, sweet jam and creamy mascarpone cheese, this recipe is ideal for breakfast, brunch or a comforting afternoon snack.

  • Servings: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Entrée


1⁄2 c. (about 4 oz.) mascarpone cheese

8 slices challah or brioche bread, 3⁄4-in. thick

1/2 c. raspberries

1/2 c. blueberries

1⁄2 c. raspberry jam

1/2 stick butter, softened

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil


Spread 2 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese on each of the 4 bread slices. 

Divide raspberries and blueberries equally and place on top of the mascarpone cheese. 

Divide the jam equally and spread evenly over the 4 remaining slices of bread. 

Cover each mascarpone-covered slice with a jam-covered slice and press the sandwiches together.  Butter both sides of each sandwich.

Preheat a panini grill pan over medium heat for 3 - 4 minutes.

Arrange the sandwiches on the hot grill pan.  Place the panini press on top of the sandwiches and cook for 1 - 1 1⁄2 minutes or until golden and crispy. 

Carefully flip each sandwich, replace the panini press and cook for 1 - 1 1⁄2 minutes or until golden on the reverse side. 

Transfer the sandwiches to a plate.