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Cheese and Pear Quesadillas

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - This is a simple, tasty recipe sure to please everyone. Makes a great appetizer, snack or main dish.


  • 4 (8-inch) whole wheat flour 8" tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    Cheese and Pear Quesadillas
  • 1/2 cup sliced Brie cheese
  • 3 tbsp sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 yellow, USA Bartlett pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp olive oil


On half of each tortilla, sprinkle one-fourth of cheeses, basil, onion, and hazelnuts; top with pear slices.

Fold each in half; brush both sides with olive oil. Heat in nonstick skillet 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until cheese melts and tortilla browns.

Cut each into four pieces and serve with pear salsa.

Pear Salsa

  • 3 USA Bosc pears, cored, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onions 1/4 cup chopped cilantro1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup mint
  • 1 jalapeņo chili, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients.

Serving Size: Makes 16 Appetizers Or 4 Main Course Servings

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