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Pear, Brie, and Honey Quesadilla

Pear, Brie, and Honey Quesadilla

Josh loves quesadillas. I know he likes the taste, but he also likes saying the word. One of his favorite movies is Napoleon Dynamite and he loves quoting the quesadilla line. If you have seen the movie, you know what I am talking about. The other night he requested quesadillas for dinner, I decided to mix things up and make pear, brie, and honey quesadillas.

This recipe was inspired by our grilled pear, brie, and honey crostini , that was featured in Salt Lake Magazine. It is one of our favorite appetizers. The flavors are so good together. I had a feeling the same ingredients would taste amazing in a quesadilla, and I was right. The melted buttery brie is topped with pear and red onion slices, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of fresh rosemary. Everything is sandwiched between two flour tortillas. I cut the quesadilla into wedges and the brie and honey oozed out of the side. We got a little sticky, but it was worth it.

Pear, brie, and honey quesadillas make a great appetizer or light meal. They are a little more sophisticated than the typical quesadilla, but still extremely simple to make.

We have some exciting new to share! It’s been a busy week for Two Peas and Their Pod. We were featured on Saveur and CNN’s Eatocracy this week. We are are still pinching ourselves. We are extremely grateful and humbled to be in the spotlight. Thank you for all of your support. We have the best readers and appreciate your continued support with our food blog.

Pear, Brie, and Honey Quesadilla

Yield: 1 quesadilla


2 (8 inch flour) tortillas
2 ounces Brie, sliced into long 1/4-inch slices, rind removed
1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced
4-6 red onion slices
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary


1. Heat a 10-inch nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Place 1 tortilla in the dry pan. Evenly arrange the brie slices over the flour tortilla. Next, add the pear and red onion slices. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with fresh rosemary. Place the other tortilla on top. Heat for about 3 minutes and then flip. Heat for another three minutes or until the cheese is melted.

2. Remove from pan and cut into wedges. Serve warm.

If you like this pear, brie, and honey quesadilla, you might also like:

Grilled Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini from Two Peas and Their Pod
Grilled Cheese Pear Sandwich with Red Onions and Rosemary from Two Peas and Their Pod
Apple Cheddar Quesadillas from My Kitchen Addiction
Turkey and Guacamole Quesadilla from Kalyn’s Kitchen

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71 Responses to “Pear, Brie, and Honey Quesadilla”

  1. Lori @ RecipeGirl — September 15, 2010 @ 4:30 am

    YUM! It’s 4:30am here, but this still looks like good breakfast :)

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet — September 15, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    I love fruit and cheese quesadillas! Seriously they are a staple in this house!

  3. Heather (heather's dish) — September 15, 2010 @ 4:37 am

    WOW…you had me at brie! this sounds amazing…and interestingly enough i’ve never actually done a fruit and cheese quesadilla!

  4. marla {family fresh cooking} — September 15, 2010 @ 4:41 am

    Maria, I love this quesadilla—sticky is a good thing when it comes to honey :) Congrats on the two features, they are very well deserved! xo

  5. BeckyRos — September 15, 2010 @ 5:31 am

    This reminds me of your crostini recipe! I love the combo of fruit, brie and honey!

  6. Emily Rose — September 15, 2010 @ 5:51 am

    this is a fabulous idea! My husband also loves quesadillas but I have a feeling it would take a little convincing to get him to eat this! I love brie, pears, and honey but I’d never thought of putting them in a quesadilla!

  7. Erica — September 15, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    yum. I bet the honey and brie pair together really well. Quesadillas rock. And I think that movie changed the way we all saw Quesadilla forever :)

  8. Traci — September 15, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    Congratulations Maria! Like I said, I will just be grateful to have known you one of these days when you are totally famous!

  9. Michelle — September 15, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    Brie cheese goes so well if fruit, especially pear!

  10. Jenny Flake — September 15, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    What a gorgeous quesadilla!!

  11. Heather — September 15, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    We love quesadillas in my house and these look delicious. So yummy! Congrats on everything this week Maria! Well deserved!

  12. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — September 15, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    Yum! Those quesadillas look lovely… and I, too, have been known to quote the quesadilla line from Napoleon Dynamite each time I make them :)

  13. the urban baker — September 15, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    in the “80’s” I used to frequent this very hip, trendy place called TRUMPS on Melrose. They had a quesadilla with this flavor profile. You’ve brought back memories, sista! Looks yummy and may just have to be my lunch today!

  14. Asha@FSK — September 15, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    Lovely light dessert!!! :)) Healthy even!! I have an abundance of pears, gonna try this :)

  15. Estela @ Weekly Bite — September 15, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    I love pears & brie in any form! Looks delicious!!

  16. Rachele — September 15, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    Oh yum. Brie is one of my favorites and this quesadilla sounds amazing. I’m adding this to my recipe box. I like to do my quesidillas on two tortillas. I lay out all the ingredients on them open and then when the cheese melts I fold them over. I just like the “closed” sides.

  17. Lynn — September 15, 2010 @ 8:57 am

    Now that’s a flippin’ quesadiller! Yum, yum, yum!

  18. Brooke (Baking with Basil) — September 15, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    That flavor combo sounds awesome!! So excited for you both…congrats on your success!!

  19. Joanne — September 15, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    Congrats Maria! If anyone deserves the press, it’s you guys! I love the idea of mixing fruit into savory creations and this sounds out of this world good. I’m also a brie fanatic. So…yeah.

  20. kat — September 15, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    Oh, what a fabulous combination! I’ve done it on pizza but its perfect for a quesadilla too

  21. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — September 15, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

    These sound totally amazing! I love brie with apple butter, so I’m sure I would love this!

  22. Deborah — September 15, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    These flavors sound amazing together!

  23. Eliana — September 15, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

    Fruit and cheese quesadillas are the best. You really chose a winning combination here. And congrats on the spotlights – you guys deserve it!

  24. Jennifer — September 15, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    I love pears, I love honey, and I love brie. I usually eat them on a baguette, but a quesadilla sounds devine!

  25. Tracy — September 15, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

    Oh my goodness, does this sound amazing! I’m going apple picking in a couple weeks so I am bookmarking this recipe!

  26. Angela@spinachtiger — September 15, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

    Funny thing, I’ve been thinking about brie cheese all day long. This is a lovely combo.

  27. Mags — September 15, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    Quesadillas are just so quick and make such an easy lunch or dinner. I love experimenting with different fillings. This combination looks delicious!

  28. jen — September 15, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    this is one of our favorite pizza combos, yum!

  29. I used to eat honey and tortillas ALL the time…now I know how to turn them into a meal!

  30. Judimae — September 15, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

    What a lovely combo of ingredients. I can’t wait to try this as it looks quick and something I can fit in to my meal plan when there is little time to cook. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  31. Jen @ How To: Simplify — September 16, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    After seeing this quesadilla yesterday, I immediately had a craving for one. I didn’t have the ingredients to make this delicious looking quesadilla but I made use out of the ingredients I had on hand. Yum! I can’t wait to try this flavor combo!

  32. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 16, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    This looks like a wonderful light meal idea, and such an interesting combination of flavors. Thank you for sharing this, and huge congratulations on being featured on Saveur and CNN!

  33. Dana — September 16, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    I make a lot of quesadillas for my kids but they are always just with cheddar cheese or beans and cheese. I would love this for dinner for myself!

  34. Brian @ A Thought For Food — September 16, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    Pear and brie is such a wonderful pairing… and what an interesting idea for an appetizer!

  35. michelle — September 16, 2010 @ 10:22 am

    Those look like dang good quesadillas!

  36. Sarah — September 16, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    If I had brie in my kitchen I would be making this for lunch right now.

  37. Jamie — September 16, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Wow, you had me at brie! What a different flavor combo for a quesadilla but it looks wonderful. Congrats on the features!

  38. Joe @ Eden Kitchen — September 16, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    This recipe looks fabulous! I better try it before the organic pears are out of season down here! Thanks :)

  39. Cara — September 16, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    I’m on a total honey kick lately. Sounds wonderful!

  40. Sues — September 16, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

    This is pretty much my dream quesadilla! And I LOVE Napoleon Dynamite and the quesadillas. Haha TINA!!!

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