When it comes to cheese, Brie is my absolute favorite. I am seriously obsessed with it and cannot be trusted with it in the house. So I rarely ever buy it, because I can, and will, sit there and eat the entire package.
But when I came across a light brie cheese at Trader Joe’s I decided to give it a try. It wasn’t quite as soft and decadent as traditional brie, but it was close. And the flavor was fantastic, especially when melted. And for the considerable difference in fat and calories, I felt it was worth it. I figured it would perfectly in my Brie and Apple Panini Recipe.
This low calorie sandwich is so simple, yet the tart apples with the mild brie work so amazingly well together. And it was such an easy recipe to make! I used my Panini press to make mine, but if you don’t have one, you can toast the sandwich in a toaster oven or regular oven. Not quite the same, but still delicious.
Each Brie and Apple Panini is just 6 Points, which isn’t bad for such a tasty sandwich. Serve it with a light salad or roasted veggies and it makes a fantastic Weight Watcher Panini Recipe.
Brie and Apple Panini Recipe
- 1 Panini Press
- 6 oz light Brie cheese
- 4 Panini rolls
- 1 small Granny Smith apple
- Preheat Panini press.
- Core apple, and slice apple into thin round slices.
- Slice open Panini rolls and divide brie and apple slices evenly among the 4 rolls.
- Place sandwiches in the Panini press and cook until Panini roll is toasted and cheese has begun to melt, about 3-5 minutes.
Tried these today. The TJ light brie is great! Wonderful find, thanks!
Sadly my TJ’s was having a bread distribution problem and had barely any bread to sell. So I used the multi-grain baguette in hope of saving some WW points. Unfortunately the bread was too flavorful and overpowered the filling. Boo. Next time I hope to get the right bread. Or at least get a plainer tasting white bread.
Also for those that don’t have a panini press. A good nonstick pan on med low, a plate and a handweight for exercising (as long as it’s not plastic) will be suitable to press. Turn sandwich mid way so both sides are heated. Works great! I rested one end of the handweight on the top of the upturned ceramic plate and the other end over the side of my pan. My sandwich came out melty and pressed. A brick or anything else heavy would work as well.
We had this for lunch today. I used ciabatta rolls. I was wondering if you have ever tried to freeze them. I have 3 daughters in college and wanted to freeze some meals for them to have at their house so they will eat healthy instead of grabbing whatever they can find. Thanks!
I haven’t tried to freeze these, but I think I’m going to give it a try soon…I love having yummy food that I can grab quickly when I’m hungry.
My mouth is watering…can you tell I’m hungry?
I don’t think I’ve seen “panini rolls” in my store, or at least not labeled specifically as such. Could you please give the nutrition stats on the rolls you used, so I can find something similar? Thanks!
Yes, the rolls I used were around 150 calories each and 0-1g fat, and 1g fiber. You can use any kind of similar roll or bread :). I used Trader Joe’s rolls for this, but any brand with similar nutritionals will work fine.
Oh THANK YOU! I share your sentiments for brie, putting apples in sandwiches, and panini presses. Can you help me out with Panini Rolls though? What brand, what store, or what else are they called? Thanks!
What brand is the brie? We don’t have a TJ’s in South Florida.
It’s actually the Trader Joe’s brand of Light Brie. But I believe that President has one also.