Maple Apple and Brie Panini


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Portions: 4


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup from Canada, divided
  • 3 tbsp chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 345 g Brie cheese, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 8 slices brioche loaf


  1. Melt butter in large skillet set over medium heat; cook apples, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until tender. Add 2 tbsp maple syrup, pecans, raisins, vinegar and cinnamon; cook, stirring, until apples begin to caramelize. Transfer to bowl; stir in vanilla.
  2. Preheat panini press and grease well.
  3. Divide Brie among 4 slices of brioche; top evenly with apple mixture. Top with remaining brioche. Grill sandwiches in panini press for about 3 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  4. Meanwhile, in small saucepan set over medium heat, gently heat remaining maple syrup. Serve with panini for dipping.
Advice from Maple experts

Tip: Substitute whole grain bread, raisin bread or sourdough bread for brioche loaf if desired.