• 8 ounces brie round
  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced smoked turkey
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons red pepper jelly
  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 8 strawberries (optional)
  • 1 Trim and discard rind from Brie. Cut Brie into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Layer four bread slices evenly with turkey, basil leaves, strawberries and Brie.
  • 2 Spread one tablespoon pepper jelly on one side of each of remaining four bread slices; place bread slices, jelly sides down, on top of brie. Brush sandwiches with melted butter.
  • 3 Cook sandwiches, in batches, in a pre-heated panini press two to three minutes or until golden brown.Garnish with strawberry halves, if desired.