Fig and Brie Panini

July 20th, 2009

Fig and Brie Panini from Sugarlaws

Guess what I should probably not be eating three days before my last wedding dress fitting?  Um, this.  But seriously, I got a panini maker as a present at my bridal shower, and I have been itching to try it out.  When I had two leftover fresh figs in the fridge around lunchtime on a weekend, there wasn’t a chance on earth I was going to pass this idea up.

Yes, I’m writing this in advance.  I’m on my honeymoon for the next two weeks, but I’ve got you guys covered:  every few days, a new recipe will go up via WordPress’s auto-post function, and I will be coming back to all your lovely comments when I get home!  And just to show that I’m not posting my b-list recipes, even while I’m gone, I chose this one.

Because if you’re looking to splurge, even on a pre-wedding diet, this is it.  Fresh figs, some of the earliest in the season, great local bread, olive oil and a really good, oozy brie cheese.  Yes, four ingredients, and the result is an amazingly delicious, completely indulgent, but totally easy to make lunch.

And I will say in advance, that even having eaten this as a hearty, delicious lunch, I’m pretty sure I will still fit into that lovely dress.

Fig and Brie Panini from Sugarlaws

Panini with Figs and Brie

1 large ciabatta sandwich roll
2 fresh figs
4 ounces oozy brie cheese (I used fromage d’affinois)
Olive oil, for brushing

Slice brie and figs thinly, and layer them over the bread.  Brush olive oil inside the bread, and on the top and bottom of the sandwich roll.  Grill on a panini press for about 4 minutes, or until the bread is toasted and cheese melted.  Cut in half and serve warm.

Fig and Brie Panini from Sugarlaws

Tags: food · main dishes

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kristen // Jul 20, 2009 at 5:45 pm


    When I first saw this new post, I was ready to scream at you for posting during your honemoon… but then I saw it was on auto-post and felt much better.  You think of everything!  Hope you are enjoying the beach and water.

  • 2 Erica // Jul 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    This looks delicious! Hope you are having fun.

  • 3 Natalie // Jul 21, 2009 at 4:17 am

    I absolutely LOVE figs!  I cannot wait to try this recipe!  I make a similar panini using strawberries and brie or strawberries and goat cheese – sooo good.  Enjoy your honeymoon!

  • 4 Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} // Jul 21, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Awesome sandwich! Not too long ago I had a brie-in-puff-pastry with fresh figs as an appetizer. Delicious!

  • 5 Fearless Kitchen // Jul 21, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Looks delicious!  I’m sure you fit into your dress just fine – one small indulgence isn’t going to have much of an effect either way, and if it makes you feel good during what is usually a stressful time then it’s worth it.

  • 6 Katherine // Jul 21, 2009 at 7:08 am

    You were gorgeous in your dress, not surprisingly. You still would have looked amazing even if you had 5 of these sandwiches each day leading up to the wedding! I hope the honeymoon is awesome and that you’re getting some much-needed rest.

  • 7 zoe // Jul 21, 2009 at 7:29 am

    I love this flavor combo. I wish I could find fresh figs though!

  • 8 Taylee // Jul 21, 2009 at 7:49 am

    We have this restaurant near where I work called Zupas! They make Panini sandwiches that are to die for. I have to refrain myself to eat there only once a week! And that one with the figs…my mouth is watering. Yumo.

  • 9 stephchows // Jul 21, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Simple and so delicious! Hope you are having fun! Where did you guys go?

  • 10 Cynthia // Jul 22, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Long time no see! How have you been? Hope that you’re having a good summer.

  • 11 ttfn300 // Jul 23, 2009 at 4:01 am

    that looks and sounds absolutely delicious!!  and sinc eyou’ll be reading this when you get back…  congrats 🙂

  • 12 adele // Jul 26, 2009 at 4:35 am

    Mmm. I’d say enjoy it; the whole point of the last fitting is to make last-minute adjustments, isn’t it? 🙂

  • 13 Jill // Oct 25, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    That’s an interesting combination…it looks delish, will try.

  • 14 janelle // Dec 1, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Just as an FYI- Fromage/Fromager D’affinois is it’s own type of cheese, similar to -but definitely not- brie. Many stores mislabel it as such, but I’m all about giving my favorite cheese its own place in the spotlight!

  • 15 Thomas // Dec 4, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Gmax4 / OH MY!!!!!  David you are just amazing!!  I could just live on your snptieps for months!! The only down side of this for me is that you are not here to feel all our excitement and love for this wonderful gift you have so generously given to us. I know Kari will let you know .but wish you were seeing all the comments and tweets. 🙂 We all are truly grateful to you and Kari.  Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us through this wonderful music!  How are we ever going to get through the entire album .and most especially Broken?  We all sure do miss you and will be here on your return!! We know you are sharing your beautiful heart and spreading joy!

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