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Tassel Ridge Turkey, Brie, Poached Pear, and Arugula Pesto Panini


  • 8 slices of bread (whole wheat or whole grain, recommended)
  • 2 lbs sliced, oven roasted turkey breast
  • 2 Poached Pears, cored and sliced (recipe below)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 lb Brie cheese, sliced evenly into 20 pieces
  • 1 cup Arugula Pesto (recipe below)


  1. Preheat Panini press to medium-high. Place 8 oz of turkey on slice of bread. Top with ¼ of pear slices and ½ cup spinach. Add 5 pieces of Brie. Spread second slice of bread with generous amount of pesto. Place on top of sandwich. Wrap sandwich in parchment paper. Place in Panini press. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Remove from press. Remove parchment paper. Repeat, to make three more sandwiches. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Cranberry Wine