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Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter. Salty, savory, sweet, and all kinds of deliciousness. Bacon butter spread onto sourdough bread with sweet peaches and melty Brie cheese then drizzled with honey…all together in one warm sandwich that’s dangerously good. This is not your average panini!

overhead photo of Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter with knife and salt

As you can see, this summer’s peach obsession is still going strong. I have definitely been using a lot of fresh peaches in both sweet and savory ways. They’re just so delicious. And since they are only available a few months out of the year, I’m embracing their availability, and incorporating them into as many recipes as I possibly can.

Hoping you guys don’t mind.

overhead photo of Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter without tops of bread and before cooking

I am so excited about today’s very summery and very delicious panini. For one, is there anything better than starting Monday off than with a Brie and peach filled panini complete with bacon butter? I am thinking no, and while it might be a decadent recipe for a Monday, sometimes those are just very much needed, you know?

Yes, yes, this panini is very much needed today.

overhead close up photo Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter without tops of bread before cooking

Let’s talk details.

Everything about this recipe revolves around one very important component, the bacon butter.

Yes everyone, bacon butter. It’s every bit as delicious as it sounds, and it’s absolutely the best when smeared all over this peach and brie filled panini.

If you happen to own the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook, than you may recall that I have bacon butter paired with my favorite apple pancakes in the breakfast chapter. I developed that pancake recipe over two years ago, and to this day, it is still my favorite pancake recipe, mostly thanks to the bacon butter, which consists of two ingredients: 1. extra crispy bacon 2. my favorite Land O Lakes® butter in half sticks.

It’s hard for me to explain just how delicious this butter is, but it’s so good. And you guys, I’ve found that it’s best when paired with sweet & savory recipes…

overhead photo of Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter before cooking

Enter this Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini.

It’s sweet, but still very savory.And yes, it would be good as listed above, but let’s be real, it’s made ten times better with the addition of a little salty bacon butter. It’s true.

SO.

Once you have your bacon butter mixed up, it’s time to start assembling the panini.

You’ll need good sourdough bread, white cheddar cheese, Brie cheese, a perfectly ripe (but firm) peach, honey, and fresh thyme. The key to this panini is spreading the insides and outsides of each piece of bread with bacon butter. This will give your panini the best flavor as well as make them extra crispy on the outside and gooey soft on the inside. Trust me.

Layer the ingredients in between the buttered pieces of bread, drizzle the peach with honey and sprinkle with thyme. I love cooking this in a a panini press/grill pan, but if you don’t have either a panini press or a grill pan, you can obviously just cook this as you would a grilled cheese.

No matter what, the sandwich is going to be good.

I like to finish the panini with a sprinkle of fresh thyme (from the garden…because I am also obsessed with my garden herbs right now) and then enjoy this warm, right off the press. Of course.

side angle photo of Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter cut in half to show the brie and peaches

This is one of those recipes that’s so simple but so good, and perfect for any time of the day. I’m currently loving making this for an easy lunch or a super quick dinner.

It’s a great way to use up leftover bacon from a Sunday brunch as well as any peaches you happen to have on hand. Not sure about you guys, but every time I see peaches, I tend to buy way more than I actually need because my eyes are bigger than my stomach will ever be…

Oops.

The good news is that peaches can be used in so many recipes, and as you know, I have a lot of fun thinking outside the peach pie box and going on the sweet and savory route. In fact, I’d take this cheesy, buttery sandwich over pie any day of the week.

side angle photo Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter cut in half

Bottom line? If you’ve snatched up one too many peaches from this week’s farmers market run, step outside the box and make this panini for an easy Monday lunch or dinner.

I’m feeling very confident that it will not disappoint.

Plus, all Mondays need something fun and delicious to look forward to. This is the sandwich that will fill that void.

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If you make this honey, peach, and brie panini, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories Per Serving: 840 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. To make the bacon butter. In a small bowl, stir together the butter and bacon.
    2. Heat a Panini press or large skillet over medium high heat.
    3. Spread the outside and inside of each piece of bread with butter. Evenly layer the cheeses and peaches. Drizzle honey over top and sprinkle with thyme. Add the top piece of bread.
    3. Place the sandwiches, one at a time, into the Panini press and cook until the cheese is melted. Serve each sandwich with a drizzle of honey and fresh thyme. EAT. 

overhead horizontal photo of Honey, Peach, and Brie Panini with Bacon Butter

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow! This tasted divine! Just made it for breakfast but did not have bacon on hand so just used butter..I’m sure it’s even better with the bacon! This is a combination I never would’ve thought of!

  2. Hi! Is there another cheese besides Brie that would go well with this? I’m not the biggest fan of brie but love fruit + cheese paninis!

    1. HI! Use your favorite cheese! Fontina, cheddar, mozzarella, they all work! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! x Tieghan

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe combines some of my favorite things all in one yummy sandwich! It’s a very surprising yet truly delicious combination! We don’t do pork in our house so I skipped the bacon and used salted butter instead. Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!

  4. 5 stars
    My family LOVED these sandwiches. Unfortunately (?fortunately), everyone wants me to use the bacon butter on everything. ?. I am enjoying your blog and I so appreciate the attention to detail in your recipes. We are having your pineapple slaw and coconut rice tonight with grilled chicken. Yum. Have a wonderful day!??

  5. 5 stars
    Replying to a) the post and b) the comment that sweet and savory was uncommon “in Europe”.
    So, a) I made this for supper and it was really special, so thank you for that!
    and b), I think “in Europe” is a tad over-generalizing – where I come from (Germany), salty-sweet is indeed very common, even in the oldest recipes (think brats with sweet mustard from Munich, a breakfast food, by the way; or “pickert”, a heavy pancake with raisins and liverwurst, or meat and dumplings with dried friut etc. pp.). I have spent quite some time in Ireland, where salty-sweet is also common, and in Italy, where I am not as familiar with the traditional cuisine, but many modern restaurants that pride themselves in using only locally sourced, traditional ingredients in their cooking also use it quite a lot. So, sorry if this was too long, but I think “in Europe” must be used a bit more cautiously – no offence though!

  6. This looks unbelievably good! I think I’m going to have to try it out this weekend 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  7. This sandwich is right up my food alley! For those who don’t like the sweet/savory combo you could easily swipe out the peaches with heirloom tomatoes and a basalmic glace for the honey. A new version of the BLT!

  8. The recipe says that it makes two sandwiches. But the ingredients list only calls for two slices of bread. I assume this is a typo and it really calls for 4 slices of bread?

    1. Hi Nancy, yes that was just a typo and I have fixed the recipe. Thanks for pointing that out! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! x Tieghan

  9. This is quite possibly the most beautiful sandwich I have ever seen… I am such a huge fan of your photography… oh and the flavor combination sounds divine 🙂 Thanks Tieghan!

  10. 5 stars
    I did have to laugh in the article where she recommends using up leftover bacon from Sunday brunch to make the bacon butter! I didn’t know that there was such a thing as left over bacon. Not in my house, anyway!!! Enjoy.

  11. I want some one to make me that peach Panini sandwich because that really sounds and looks delicious and my mouth is watering now!!!

  12. Hi Tieghan, not everyone enjoys sweet & savoury in the same dish and you almost always add fruit ou honey or something sweet in your recipes. I don’t know if this is typically American cuisine, but we rarely eat like this in Europe. Looking forward to savoury-only recipes, Thank you!

  13. Your sandwich pictures always make me so hungry ?I’m drooling just looking at that melted cheese…

    1. Hi Leslie! I received your comment! It seems like that is happening to many people, I will look into that! I hope you love this recipe!

  14. Oh my dear. thank you. I am on such a restricted food regime now and appears will be for ever. Looking for recipes like this and here you are sharing. Hubby can have my home made pizza and i can have this and we both will be satisfied I will use nectarines.. Thank you.

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