Chèvre & Pear Quesadillas Recipe

Sweet enough for a dessert, filling enough for a main course, these quesadillas can be whipped up for parties, breakfast, brunch or lunch.

2 pears, peeled
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
10 oz. soft Canadian goat cheese (chèvre), crumbled
5 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, grated
1 green onion, sliced
6 10″ soft flour tortillas


Step 1: Cut the pears in half and remove the core with a melon baller. Cut into 1/3″ thick slices. Toss with the olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Grill or sauté for 1 minute on each side.

Step 2: Chop the pears into 1/2″ pieces. Combine the pear, cheeses and green onion in a bowl and mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 portions and spread 1 portion onto half of each tortilla. Fold the tortilla in half.

Step 3: Heat a non-stick or cast iron pan over medium heat. Cook each tortilla for about 1 minute per side, or until the cheese melts. Cut each tortilla into four pieces. Serve with your favourite fruit salsa.

Makes 6 to 8 servings