Pulled Pork, Roasted Pear, and Gorgonzola Paninis
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Serves: 5 paninis
  • 2 pears, cored and sliced thin
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 14 oz ciabatta bread, cut into 5 equal pieces
  • 10 oz pulled pork (find an easy recipe in this post)
  • 5 tbs gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 ½ cups arugula
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette (entire recipe)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spread pear slices out on a lined baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Roast pears for 20-25 minutes, until brown and tender. My pears were not ripe so the cooking time ran a bit long. If you're using a ripe pear, I suspect they'd be done in 15-20 minutes.
  5. Cut each piece of ciabatta bread in half.
  6. On one half of the ciabatta, place 2 oz of pulled pork.
  7. Layer a few roasted pear slices over the pork.
  8. Top the pork with 1 tbs of gorgonzola cheese and a half cup of arugula.
  9. Drizzle a bit of balsamic vinaigrette over the bread, but be sure to save a few tablespoons for dipping.
  10. Place the other half of the ciabatta over the top of the arugula. Press down firmly to close the sandwich.
  11. Grill each sandwich, using a Panini press or a pan on the stove. If using a Panini press, cook for 3 to 5 minutes. If using the stove, cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  12. Serve each Panini with a side of balsamic vinaigrette for dipping.
Serving size: 1 panini (does not include balsamic dressing)
Nutrition Information (per serving) from Caloriecount.about.com
Calories: 393 Fat: 10.2g Carb: 50.8g Fiber: 4.9g Protein: 25.1g Sugar 12.3g Sodium: 644mg
Weight Watchers Points (calculated on member website)
WW: 9 Points Plus

Balsamic Vinaigrette: Entire recipe
Nutrition Information from Caloriecount.about.com
Calories: 76 Fat: 5g Carb: 6g Fiber: 0g Protein: .3g Sugar 4.3g Sodium: 216mg
Weight Watchers Points (calculated on member website)
WW: 3 Points Plus
Recipe by Destination Delish at https://www.destinationdelish.com/pulled-pork-roasted-pear-gorgonzola-paninis/