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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.

Breakfast Panini with Fruit

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Entrée
Ingredient Description:
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

  1. Spread 2 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese on each of the 4 bread slices.
  2. Divide raspberries and blueberries equally and place on top of the mascarpone cheese.
  3. Divide the jam equally and spread evenly over the 4 remaining slices of bread.
  4. Cover each mascarpone-covered slice with a jam-covered slice and press the sandwiches together.  Butter both sides of each sandwich.
  5. Preheat a panini grill pan over medium heat for 3 - 4 minutes
  6. 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.
  7. Carefully flip each sandwich, replace the panini press and cook for 1 - 1 1⁄2 minutes or until golden on the reverse side.
  8. Transfer the sandwiches to a plate.