Cheese & Raisin Danish on Swirl Bread Panini

Cheese & Raisin Danish on Swirl Bread Panini

Griddler® Position: Closed Selector: Grill/Panini Plate Side: Grill or Griddle

Nutritional information per serving (one sandwich): Calories 449 (40% from fat)
carb. 56g
pro. 11g
fat 20g
sat. fat 11g
chol. 36mg
sod. 656mg
calc. 148mg
fiber 1g


3 ounces lowfat cream cheese 1½ teaspoons granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons raisins or dried tart cherries 4 teaspoons softened unsalted butter 4 slices cinnamon swirl toasting bread powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)


Insert plates on grill or griddle side. Preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler® to High with the unit closed while assembling panini. Put cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla into a small bowl and stir to combine. Add raisins and blend well. Butter the bread slices on one side with butter and place them buttered sided down. Spread two slices with sweetened cream cheese/raisin mixture. Top with remaining bread, buttered side up, and press together lightly. Place each panini on preheated Griddler® and close. Grill for about 2½ to 3 minutes, until bread is crisp and toasty with grill markings and filling is warm. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes on a rack before cutting (do not serve too soon). Cut and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired before serving.