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Makes: 8 wedges
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
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Pear Quesadillas
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 10 minutesTotal time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Divide cheese, pears, peppers and onions between the tortillas, covering about half of each tortilla. Fold each tortilla in half over the filling.
  2. Heat a skillet or griddle to medium (300 degrees in an electric skillet). Place one or two folded tortillas on a dry skillet and heat until cheese melts and the tortilla browns slightly, about 2-4 minutes.
  3. With large spatula, gently turn quesadillas over and cook the other side until a little brown, 2-4 minutes.
  4. Remove to a plate and repeat until all tortillas are heated.  Cut each cooked quesadilla in half and serve.
  5. 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.
Serving Size: 
2 wedges
Preparation time: 
10 minutes
Cooking time: 
10 minutes
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