September 16, 2014

pear and asparagus quesadillas

 I love fusion food (blending elements from different cuisines) and feel that it is fun, new, and shakes things up!  In fact... I have even labeled it that way, which means there are more to come!!

These are amazing!!! They are delicious and a new way to make quesadillas.  The gruyere is nutty and pairs perfectly with the sweetness in the pears.  I know you will love them as much as we did!  They can be served with chips and salsa or whatever you please.

Servings 4-6
Total Time 20 minutes

  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, extra thin (about the size of a pencil is perfect, if you only find larger ones you can cut them in half)
  • 8 ounces of gruyere cheese, thinly sliced (you can also shred the cheese but I was in a hurry and had a little helper that sliced it)
  • 8 ounces of sharp white cheddar, thinly sliced
  • course salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • package of flour tortillas (usually you will use 2 per person, but this varies according to serving size)

Heat a greased skillet over medium heat.  Add the asparagus and cook for 4-5 minutes until they began to soften.  Remove and set aside.

Lay a tortilla on the skillet.  Layer with cheddar, pears slices, asparagus, gruyere, and salt and pepper.  Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown and then flip.  Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.

Cut into 4 pieces (a pizza cutter makes this easy) and serve.  Enjoy!!!

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