Pear, Brie and Almond Quesadilla Bites

Pear, Brie and Almond Quesadilla Bites
  • Yield: 24 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 Mins.
  • Cook Time: 24 Mins.


  • 1 cup Fisher® Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds, divided
  • 5 teaspoons butter
  • 2 medium ripe Bartlett pears cored and thinly sliced
  • 8 burrito size flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 teaspoons apricot preserves


  1. Toast almonds in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes; set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tsp. butter in the skillet. Add pear slices and cook for about 3 minutes or until they have softened, remove from pan.
  3. Layer 1 tortilla with ¼ cup Monterey Jack cheese, ¼ of pear slices, 3 tbsp. almonds and ¼ brie slices. Sprinkle with ¼ tsp. thyme. Top with 1 tortilla. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until bottom tortilla has browned and cheese has begun to melt. Carefully turn over quesadilla. Cook for an addition 1 to 2 minutes or until both tortillas have browned.
  4. Remove from pan and spread with 1 tsp. apricot preserves, sprinkle with 1 tbsp. almonds and cut into 12 wedges. Melt 1 tsp. butter into pan to cook each quesadilla. Repeat step 3 for all remaining ingredients. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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