Pear Quesadillas

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size 2 wedges
Nutrition Facts: View Label(s)

Ingredients

4 medium whole wheat tortillas
1 cup
grated cheese (try cheddar or jack)
1 cup
pear cubes (fresh or canned/drained)
1⁄2 cup
finely chopped green or red peppers
2 tablespoons
minced onion (green, red, or yellow)

Directions

  1. Lay two tortillas on a clean cutting board or on two plates.
  2. Place 1/4 of the cheese on each tortilla.
  3. Divide pears, peppers, and onion between the two tortillas.
  4. Divide the remaining cheese between the two tortillas. Top with remaining two tortillas.
  5. Heat a skillet or griddle to medium (300 degrees in an electric skillet). Place one quesadilla in pan. Cook for 2-4 minutes, or until bottom of quesadilla begins to look a little brown.
  6. With large spatula, gently turn quesadilla over and cook the other side until a little brown, 2-4 minutes.
  7. Gently slide quesadilla onto plate. Cook the second quesadilla.
  8. Cut each cooked quesadilla into 4 pieces and serve.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Put pear cubes on a paper towel for a couple of minutes to help dry them out. This will help your quesadilla stick together!
  • Out of pears? Try diced fresh apples, halved grapes, or even sliced bananas.
  • Flavor boosters: add some chopped cilantro, or use pepper jack cheese.
Last updated: 06/22/15

8 Comments for "Pear Quesadillas"

ou! this sounds interesting! I'll try it for dinner tonight!

These are so tastey! Love the Pear Crunch!

These are great! The pear really adds a lot to it!

The whole family loved these! We used pepper jack cheese, added some chiles and topped with some low-fat sour cream and salsa.

These were a big hit with my classes, both teen and adult.  It *did* take the teen chefs longer to prepare the recipe (30 minutes, not 10), and it was VERY difficult for both teens and adults to flip the quesadilla, when adhering to above directions.  We even tried the "slide to a plate, then use the plate to flip the quesadilla", but that didn't prove much easier.

We found that instead of making one GIANT quesadilla (using 2 tortillas) it was easier to use one tortilla, folded in half.  It was much easier to flip the tortillas when they were smaller, with one edge closed off.

Some students thought that pears sounded really weird in this recipe -- but then they tried it, and really liked it. 

Lots of people doubt this recipe but if you can convince them to try it (sample!) they are hooked. I tell other moms it is a great way to sneak fruits and veggies into your kiddos. You can sub zuchini or tomatoes for the peppers and sub apple for the pears if you've got them on hand. All combinations have been delicious!

This is really good with gouda cheese!

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