Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today #SundaySupper teamed up with Gallo Family Vineyards to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month!  And boy do I have a treat in store for you!!   Today’s recipe is something I have never created before and when I told people what I made, they looked at me like I was crazy and then I described it to them and showed them a picture and their mouths dropped.  Let me tell you the word AMAZING doesn’t describe today’s recipe.  It is outrageous, crazy and out of this world!!  Here let me show you a picture.
Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce
I am so drooling just looking at the picture. This is my Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce. This grilled cheese sandwich has everything!!! It’s sweet, savory and the melted chocolate with the Brie cheese is crazy good! Gallo Wine Reduction Sauce brings the sandwich up another level with hints of strawberries & vanilla and of course the fresh berries that bring it all together. Guys, I have truly never ever had a sandwich like this before. It is magnificent and honestly, I am so proud I came up with it!
Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce
The wine reduction sauce was made with Gallo Family Vineyards Cafe Zinfandel. The Cafe Zinfandel is a sweet, smooth, light wine with hints of strawberries, raspberries and watermelon flavors. We loved this wine and enjoyed having a glass of it with our sandwich! :) Gallo Family Vineyards Cafe Zinfandel was the inspiration for my recipe. When I saw that the Cafe Zinfandel had hints of strawberries and went well with chocolate and picnic food, this sandwich just popped in my head! I knew I had to take all of those things and make one heck of a grilled cheese sandwich!!
Gallo Family Vineyards Cafe Zinfandel
The first thing I did was make the wine reduction sauce by taking Gallo Family Vineyards Cafe Zinfandel and heated it in a pot with a dash of sugar and vanilla extract. I cooked it for about 25 minutes until it reduced to half. The reduction sauce didn’t turn out as thick as I wanted it to, but it still was amazing tasting. I had leftover sauce so I used it on my salad as a dressing and also drizzled some on my vanilla ice cream. The reduction sauce is so good, I swear I could have drank it!!
Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce
Then I took fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and mashed it up and placed it on the bottom of my bread. I topped my berries with wine reduction sauce and shaved dark chocolate. Then I took one of my favorite cheeses, brie and placed it over top of the chocolate. The cheese added a little bit of a salty taste that complimented the chocolate perfectly. I love sweet and salty together. But don’t worry the saltiness of the cheese did not over take the sandwich. Really everything went so well together. I was pleasantry surprised.
Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce
Due to the fact that I made a fat sandwich I decided to cook it in a panini maker because I didn’t want to flip it. As you can see from the pictures the sandwich can be a tad messy. But trust me, you won’t lose one little bit of it. This sandwich is a total treat sandwich, and is wonderful to share with someone you love. Think of a romantic night with chocolate, cheese, fruit and wine. I know if I was served this sandwich I would ever be so grateful.  
Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce

Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 sandwich

Serving Size: 1

Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce #SundaySupper

A grilled cheese sandwich made with fresh berries that is topped with sweet chocolate, slightly salty brie cheese and drizzled with homemade wine reduction sauce with hints of berries and vanilla.

Ingredients

  1. 2 cup Gallo Family Vineyards Cafe Zinfandel
  2. 2 tsp. sugar
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 1/4 cup mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries & blueberries)
  5. 2 slices artisan french bread
  6. 1 oz dark chocolate, shaved
  7. 1/2 oz brie cheese, sliced thin

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan; add Gallo Family Vineyards Cafe Zinfandel Wine, sugar and vanilla extract and bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and reduce mixture until 1/2 remains, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. To make sandwich:
  3. In a bowl add berries and slightly smash them with a fork. Top berry mixture onto one slice of bread and drizzle with about 2 tablespoons of wine reduction. Top with chocolate, then brie cheese. Top with other slice of bread. Place onto a panini make and cook until cheese and chocolate is melted.
  4. Note: You will have wine reduction sauce left. Reserve and top on more sandwiches,yogurt, ice cream or on a salad.

Notes

Calories: 397, Fat: 9.7, Cholesterol: 14, Sodium: 89, Potassium: 71, Carbs: 63, Fiber: 5, Sugar: 5, Protein: 12

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Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce
I have had so much fun creating this grilled cheese sandwich. It has everything I love all smushed together between bread. Sigh… So good!! I need to make this again!!  I have to tell you I was so excited to write this post today that I smiled, giggled and laughed all the way through it!   I think I kind of have a thing for wine, chocolate and cheese.

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I can’t wait to see what kind of creative grilled cheese sandwiches that the #SundaySupper Crew made. It’s going to be a good day and I can see a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner tonight! I can’t wait!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Toodles,

Jennifer
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Berry Chocolate Panini Sandwich with Wine Reduction Sauce

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Comments

  1. Awesomeness. Now I can have a grilled cheese for dinner and then this one for dessert.
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  2. Mixed berries, chocolate and brie?!!! Oh my gawd, want this panini sandwich!!!
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom recently posted…Apple, Prosciutto and Gruyere Grilled Cheese for @GalloFamily #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Absolutely amazing Grilled Cheese — love the creativity!
    Family Foodie recently posted…French Onion Grilled Cheese #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. I’ll take mine for dessert, please!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted…Foods We Loved From Childhood Party!My Profile

  5. What an amazing grilled cheese for dessert! This looks incredible!
    Alida recently posted…Parmesan Crusted Baked Grilled Cheese #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. Absolutely genius to add chocolate…and the reduction…yum!
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom recently posted…Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. Brie? Chocolate? Berries???? LOVE it!!!!
    Liz recently posted…Mediterranean Grilled Cheese #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. I LOVE grilled cheese for dessert and you sold me with this mouth watering delight. You definitely made the right choice cooking this sandwich in the panini press!
    Betsy @ Desserts Required recently posted…Grilled Mascarpone on Chocolate Cherry Bread with Blackberry Cabernet Compote #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. I’ve been waiting to see what you had up your sleeve with this one! Brie sounds fabulous on it, those flavors sound incredible!

  10. I love that you made a dessert grilled cheese. That wine sauce sounds crazy good. Nom! Pinned.

  11. I love that I can have grilled cheese for dessert as well as dinner!
    Heather // girlichef recently posted…Grilled Goat Cheese w/ Tomato & Tarragon on Olive Bread + No-Knead Olive Bread {#SundaySupper}My Profile

  12. I haven’t tried the Cafe Zinfandel yet, but this looks like the perfect reason to start. I think these would be fun to make on an outdoor grill for a summer party, too.
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons recently posted…Mushroom Duxelles & Asparagus Grilled Cheese #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. I’ve been wanting to try a dessert grilled cheese for a long time, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. This one is giving me a new motivation!
    Courtney @ Neighborfood recently posted…Roasted Red Pepper, Feta, and Olive Grilled Cheese #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. This is so amazing! I’ve been wanting to try a Brie and chocolate grilled cheese!
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  15. You’re right! These look absolutely incredible!
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  16. Wine, chocolate, and cheese…You nailed it with this recipe. Wow.
    Shaina recently posted…Tapas Party: Mini Salmon Cakes with Chili Garlic Dipping SauceMy Profile

  17. Brie, chocolate & wine reduction: I am in love! Great flavor combinations! Yummy!

  18. This sandwich sounds out of this world. Brilliant!!
    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness recently posted…Raspberry Cream Cheese Breakfast PastriesMy Profile

  19. Now this is my kind of panini! I really like the chocolate and berries with the reduction sauce. The brie is like the metaphorical icing on the cake.
    Dionne Baldwin recently posted…Soy-Braised Pork and Rice Guest Post by The Mom Chef – Taking on MagazinesMy Profile

  20. Now I REALLY want to try pairing chocolate and brie!
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  21. I see that empty bottle of Cafe Zin!
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious recently posted…Roast Beef Horseradish Arugula Grilled Cheese for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  22. I think I could eat one of these right now and die happy!
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