Pear Quesadilla

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup cheese grated (try cheddar, jack, or pepper jack)
  • 1 cup canned pears drained and sliced
  • 1/2 cup green or red peppers finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp onion minced
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas medium size


  • Divide cheese, pears, peppers and onions between the tortillas, covering about half of each tortilla. Fold each tortilla in half over the filling.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle to medium (300 degrees F 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 to 4 minutes.
  • With large spatula, gently turn quesadillas over and cook the other side until a little brown, 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove to a plate and repeat until all tortillas are heated.  Cut each quesadilla in half and serve.
  • Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • 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.
  • Try adding cilantro on top for more flavor.
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