Thursday, October 20, 2011

You Are Going To Melt Into Bliss: Caramel/Apple Turkey Panini

The Improve Cooking Challenge

This is the most amazing sandwich I have ever had.

My assignment from Lady Behind the Curtain was to create something with caramel and apple.

Sheryl has worked very hard at putting together this linky party. I am honored to be part of it.

Thank you Sheryl!!

Okay, to be different, this is what I came up with.

This is a follow along recipe, so you will have to carry your lap top into the kitchen.

Yes, I will wait......

Are you there yet?

No, no, don't sit your lap top that close to the sink......move it over just a little. Much better. Now we can get started.

Mix 1 TBS hot caramel ice cream topping (I heated it just a little).

You don't want it too hot or it will cook the mayonnaise. You don't want that to happen or you'll have lumps.....EWWWW!

Mix with 1/4 c. mayonnaise.

Thinly slice 1 Fuji apple (very thin).

Butter one side of rye bread, and spread the other side with the caramel mayo mixture.

Lay sliced apples on top of the mayo mixture.

Place deli turkey on top of apples.

Spinach on top of turkey.

A slice of mozzarella/provolone cheese.

Flip the slice of bread with only the apples on top of the cheese.

Place the sandwich in a preheated George Forman, and close the lid.

Let them cook for about 7 - 10 minutes, or done to your liking.

Are you drooling? You have got to make this sandwich! The caramel along with the apple and turkey is just out-of-this-world fabulous. The whole combination of flavors belong together. I think I'm going to slip a patent on this baby.....
But then again, there has probably already been a better one created. I am one of those experimental chefs that seems to be one step behind....UGH!!

This recipe is also linked to:
Lark's Country Heart




  1. So yummy! I just pinned this. I am #57 on the challenge list. I think it's so much fun to participate in these type of things:)

    Amanda Joy

  2. I think this looks great! My family would love this combo!

  3. Ohhh this looks delicious! I love that you went the more savory route for the challenge. I don't eat mayonnaise, but I'm going to find a way to try this ASAP.

    The challenge is so much fun (I'm #49). I can't wait to see what we all come up with next month!

    Sarah aka SoxyLady

  4. I loved how you thought outside the box and didn't go the dessert route. Sounds really good as do all of your recipes.

  5. I LOVE your recipe!!! Thanks for participating in THE IMPROV COOKING CHALLENGE! I can't wait to see what you make next month with Pumpkin and Cream Cheese!

  6. I have had so much fun with this, and yes I noticed I am the only one that focused on main course. But all the recipes look very good, and there are many that I am going to make. Thanks Sheryl for creating this great opportunity and fun times.

  7. Oh my goodness these paninis look fabulous! Stopping by from The Challenge. I'm a new follower :)

  8. Delicious looking sandwich and I do love that you went savory, great recipe.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge recipe: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  9. Wow! This is sooooo creative!! Great job :) Following along now!

  10. Well, if I could reach thru my screen I would! I have been thinking about getting a George Forman or a panini maker. Visiting from the Cooking Challenge. Blessings,

  11. I've got panini envy! This will be an awesome way to use up the leftover smoked turkey from Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Oh what a delicious looking sandwich..yummy!!!

  13. How creative! That looks so good!

  14. I love that you made something savory. I thought about it, too, but the caramel threw me a little because I thought it could be overwhelming. What a great idea to put it in the mayo! You should be on "Chopped"! LOL!

  15. Thanks for the self-esteem boost Vicki....but I'm sure if I was on "Chopped" I would instantly go brain dead and freeze....LOL!! I think I would love it though. Thanks for stopping by everyone!! This blog hop was great. I can't wait for next month, and I'm already preparing my creation.

  16. Wow... I love that you did something savory! It looks super tasty.

  17. Kudos to you Miss Angie! You always have a great 'spin' to any recipe combo! How wonderful it sounds...and looks. MMMM!

  18. Oh my gosh, this looks like heaven. I am so pinning this.

  19. What a great recipe you cook. Thanks so much for participating in the improve cooking challenge. I can't wait to see what you make next month using Pumpkin and Cream Cheese.

  20. Brilliant!! I never would have thought to put caramel on a sandwich. But you definitely have me craving one!! This is an amazing recipe for this month's challenge.

  21. That's one of the most unique caramel and apple recipes I've seen this challenge! So creative!! I bet it tasted amazing too :)

  22. Oh my goodness... this looks delicious, I am drooling! I must try this!


  23. I hope you like it as much as we did....Great sandwich!!


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