Brie and Raspberry Panini with Hazelnut Spread (the giveaway continues)

January 29, 2013


Last year, I went to a chocolate tasting in L.A.  Tasters would saddle up to a bar and choose a tasting platter of a variety of different flavoured chocolates.  Yes, it was as fabulous as it sounds.

I left with a recipe for a grilled brie and chocolate sandwich, which was good quality bread, bittersweet chocolate, and brie.

This recipe for Brie and Raspberry Panini with Hazelnut Spread from 150 Best Sandwiches is insane, because it takes that taste sensation to a new level.  Brie and hazelnut spread (or popular brand name Nutella) with raspberry, a natural pairing with chocolate and sweet, nutty cheese.


More dessert sandwiches from this book include Tiramisu Grilled Cheese, Grilled Blackberry and Brie, Grilled Balsamic, Strawberry and Marscarpone Sandwich, and Dark Banana and Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  There are more – this is just a sampling.

This is a great book for anyone:  Singles, couples, busy parents, grandparents, students…anyone.



Courtesy of Robert Rose, I am hosting a giveaway for a copy of 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.  To qualify, just answer the question below.  There were be more opportunities to enter this week in additional recipe posts from this book, including this week’s review of 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

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Today’s question:  Have you ever had or made a grilled dessert sandwich?  If so, tell us about it!

  1. Open to residents of Canada and the U.S. only
  2. This draw closes on Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
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  5. You can also answer the question from this week’s review of 150 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for an additional entry.
  6. The winning name will be drawn randomly using
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Brie and Raspberry Panini with Hazelnut Spread

Yield: 4 servings

This is a new twist on the classic combination of chocolate and Brie. The surprising freshness from the raspberries really puts it over the top.

Excerpted from 150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Alison Lewis © 2012 Robert Rose Inc. May not be reprinted without publisher permission.


  • • Panini grill or large skillet
  • • Preheat panini grill to medium, if using
  • 8 slices sourdough bread 8
  • (1?2-inch/1 cm thick slices)
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened 30 mL
  • 1?4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread, 60 mL
  • such as Nutella
  • 4 oz Brie, thinly sliced 125 g
  • 1?4 cup fresh raspberries, chopped 60 mL
  • (2 oz/60 g)


  1. 1. Brush one side of each bread slice equally with butter. Place bread on a work surface, buttered side down. Spread 4 bread slices equally with chocolate?hazelnut spread. Top with Brie and raspberries. Cover with remaining bread slices, buttered side up, and press together gently.
  2. 2. Place sandwiches on preheated panini grill or in a large skillet over medium heat and cook, turning once if using a skillet, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


Variation Substitute 8 brioche slices for sourdough bread.

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Shelly January 29, 2013 at 9:11 am

I have never made a dessert grilled cheese but it is definitely a brilliant idea! Yum!


One Cook, Two Kitchens January 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm

It’s the best, Shelly. I highly recommend it! And guests think it’s cool.


Shelly January 29, 2013 at 9:13 am

I just “liked” you on Facebook! Thanks!


One Cook, Two Kitchens January 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Thanks for the like, Shelly :)


Gwendolyn January 31, 2013 at 10:39 am

This is very interesting and NEW to me in making a Panini as a dessert!! Cheese and fruit, grilled?! Sounds excellent and delicious! I will definitely have to try this one, I can’t wait! Thank You for the idea!


One Cook, Two Kitchens January 31, 2013 at 2:57 pm

It so awesome Gwendolyn!


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