Apple & Pear Ham Quesadillas

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Recipe: #30518

October 04, 2018

Categories: Sandwiches

"I found this in a magazine but can't remember which of all ages will enjoy it..."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (148.4 g)
  • Calories 232.1
  • Total Fat - 8.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.8 mg
  • Sodium - 586.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.6 g
  • Sugars - 3.3 g
  • Protein - 15.5 g
  • Calcium - 296.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 20.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Core and thinly slice the apple and pear.

Step 2

Place 1 tortilla in a large (12-inch) skillet or on a griddle. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese across tortilla. Place half of the apple and pear slices over the cheese, in circular fashion, alternating them to cover the tortilla evenly.

Step 3

Sprinkle on half of the diced ham then add another 1/4 cup cheese.

Step 4

Top with a second tortillas. cook over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cheese is thoroughly melted. Repeat for second quesadilla. Slice quesadillas and enjoy!


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting an apple, choose one that is firm and crisp to ensure the best flavor.
  • When selecting a pear, choose one that is ripe, but still slightly firm to ensure the best texture.

  • Substitute almond slices for the apple and pear: Almond slices provide a crunchy texture and nutty flavor, which can add a unique taste to the quesadillas. It is also a healthier alternative to the apples and pears, as almonds are high in protein and healthy fats.
  • Substitute feta cheese for the cheddar cheese: Feta cheese has a distinct salty flavor that can complement the sweetness of the apples and pears. It also has a crumbly texture, which can add a nice contrast to the quesadillas.

Vegetarian Variation Replace the ham with 1/2 cup of cooked black beans and 1/2 cup of cooked corn. Replace the cheddar cheese with Monterey Jack cheese.

Spicy Chipotle Black Beans: This hearty side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Apple & Pear Ham Quesadillas. The smoky flavor of the chipotle chili powder and the creamy texture of the black beans provide a great contrast to the quesadillas.

Spicy Cilantro Lime Rice: This flavorful rice dish is the perfect complement to the Apple & Pear Ham Quesadillas. The zesty lime and cilantro provide a bright flavor that contrasts nicely with the smoky chipotle black beans. The rice also helps to balance out the heavier quesadillas, making it a great side dish.


Q: How do I make sure the quesadillas don't burn?

A: Make sure to cook the quesadillas over medium-low heat and to flip them every 2-3 minutes. This will ensure that the cheese melts without the tortillas burning.

Q: What ingredients do I need for quesadillas?

A: You'll need tortillas, cheese, and any other desired fillings such as vegetables, meats, or beans. You'll also need a cooking oil or butter to cook the quesadillas.

1 Reviews


Delicious combination. I used gruyere thanks for the recipe will make again


review by:
(29 Sep 2019)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The Honeycrisp apple was first developed at the University of Minnesota in the early 1990s and was named the official state fruit of Minnesota in 2006.

Fun Fact 2: The pear is one of the oldest known cultivated fruit trees, with records of its cultivation dating back to 2000 BC in China. It is even mentioned in the Bible!