Makes: 4 sandwiches
8 slices Italian bread
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup liquid honey
12 oz thinly sliced ham or turkey
1 cup baby spinach leaves
11/2 cups chopped figs
4 oz crumbled goat cheese
Panini grill or large skillet
Preheat panini grill to medium, if using
Brush one side of each bread slice with butter. Place on a work surface, buttered side down. Spread 4 bread slices equally with honey. Top equally with ham, spinach, figs and cheese. Cover with remaining bread slices, buttered side up, and press together gently.
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.
Tip: One pound fresh figs yields about 2 cups chopped. Figs are usually available June through October. If you can't find fresh figs or they're not in season, substitute dried.
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Photos By: www.robertrose.ca/Colin Erricson
Photo By: www.robertrose.ca/Colin Erricson