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Waffle Panini with Maple Butter, Bacon, and Cheddar

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Yields1 Serving

Ingredients
 ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 4 frozen waffles, thawed
 4 slices white Cheddar cheese
 1 apple or pear
 4 slices peppered bacon, cooked

Directions
1

For the maple butter, combine the butter and maple syrup in a medium mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. If not using immediately, cover and chill until ready to use.

2

Any leftover butter can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks; allow to come to room temperature before using.

3

Spread one side of each waffle with some of the maple butter.

4

Top the buttered side of two of the waffles with one slice of cheese each.

5

If desired, peel the apple or pear. Slice the apple or pear into thin slices.

6

Divide the fruit slices between the two waffles on top of the cheese.

7

Top each with two slices of cooked bacon. Top with another slice of cheese.

8

Place a second waffle, buttered side down, on each stacked waffle.

9

Melt about 1 tablespoon of the maple butter in a skillet over medium heat.

10

Place the panini in the pan. Weight with a heavy skillet.

11

Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the waffles are toasted.

12

Turn panini over, weight, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more until the waffles are toasted and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
 4 frozen waffles, thawed
 4 slices white Cheddar cheese
 1 apple or pear
 4 slices peppered bacon, cooked

Directions

Directions
1

For the maple butter, combine the butter and maple syrup in a medium mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. If not using immediately, cover and chill until ready to use.

2

Any leftover butter can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks; allow to come to room temperature before using.

3

Spread one side of each waffle with some of the maple butter.

4

Top the buttered side of two of the waffles with one slice of cheese each.

5

If desired, peel the apple or pear. Slice the apple or pear into thin slices.

6

Divide the fruit slices between the two waffles on top of the cheese.

7

Top each with two slices of cooked bacon. Top with another slice of cheese.

8

Place a second waffle, buttered side down, on each stacked waffle.

9

Melt about 1 tablespoon of the maple butter in a skillet over medium heat.

10

Place the panini in the pan. Weight with a heavy skillet.

11

Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the waffles are toasted.

12

Turn panini over, weight, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more until the waffles are toasted and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Waffle Panini with Maple Butter, Bacon, and Cheddar