Bacon-Apple and Cheddar Quesadilla

by Erica Dinho on January 5, 2010

Apple Quesadilla

I made myself another yummy quesadilla for lunch this week. This time the filling was crispy bacon, cheddar cheese and delicious apples, drizzled with maple syrup. This would be a perfect lunch with a green salad and small bowl of soup. Simple, but filling, and very tasty! I absolutely loved it. I will be making this quesadilla again for sure, maybe in the fall when apples are season. Enjoy!



(4 Servings)

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Maple Syrup for serving
  • Apple-bacon and cheddar Quesadilla


On a work surface, spread 2 of the tortillas. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the bottom of each tortilla.

Add the apples evenly on top of the cheese, sprinkle with cinnamon, then top with bacon. Top with another tortilla.
Heat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray over medium heat.

Carefully place 1 quesadilla in pan and cook 2 minutes. Using a spatula, gently flip the quesadilla and cook an additional 2 minutes until lightly browned and cheese is melted.

Repeat with second quesadilla. Serve warm and drizzle with maple syrup.

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah Naveen January 5, 2010 at 9:52 AM

I love Quesadillas…Looks so yummy!!!


2 Kim January 5, 2010 at 12:42 PM

I love the combination of apple and cheese in a quesadilla and adding bacon would make it even better. Looks great!


3 justcooknyc January 5, 2010 at 1:29 PM

sounds like a great combination of flavors


4 Angie@Angie's Recipes January 5, 2010 at 1:33 PM

They look so delicious…maybe I shall clean up the fridge and use some leftover to create some quesadilla.


5 Simply Life January 5, 2010 at 2:28 PM

yum! what a great combo under a tortilla!


6 Faith January 5, 2010 at 2:31 PM

I love how you added the apple! I love adding apple in savory dishes like this…it’s so delicious!


7 Erica January 5, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting! I truly appreciate it!


8 Chef E January 5, 2010 at 4:24 PM

I just got to my son’s house, and he has tortilla’s and cheese, I brought the rest!

This sound and look tasty…


9 Miriam/The Winter Guest January 5, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Apple, cheese and bacon… delicious!


10 Mireya January 5, 2010 at 8:03 PM

I have never had apples and melted cheese together – will definitely be trying this one out!


11 Joan Nova January 5, 2010 at 8:20 PM

It’s a great flavor combo. Next time try a little chopped scallion with it.


12 Erica January 5, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Joan- Scallion is a great idea!


13 Chris January 5, 2010 at 10:19 PM

I wouldn’t have thought of the maple syrup, nice touch!


14 Oysterculture January 5, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Cripes – you are going to make me forget all my good new years intentions – thank you so much! This is much more fun


15 sarah January 6, 2010 at 12:53 AM

This recipe sounds so delicious! I can’t wait to make it.


16 peanutts January 6, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Love Quesadillas, nver thought pairing cheese and apple before


17 Sophie January 6, 2010 at 2:57 AM

MMMMMMMMM,…now that’s an apart filling!! I so love this!!

Me gusta mucho, Erica!!


18 Ruth January 6, 2010 at 6:04 AM

sounds delicous.Love the touch of cinammon.


19 Erica January 6, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Thank you!


20 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen January 6, 2010 at 11:45 AM

This is an amazing flavor combination. I had a crepe with this filling once in Montreal, drizzled with a little local maple syrup. AMAZING!


21 Joanne January 6, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Does everything taste better with bacon? Yes. Yes it does. And even more so with maple syrup. Love this idea!


22 Karen January 6, 2010 at 5:16 PM

The flavors sound just great together in this quesadilla. We eat them a lot with tomato soup – or any soup that doesn’t have a lot of substance.


23 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best January 6, 2010 at 8:22 PM

I’ve never tried putting apples into my quesadilla, but this loos GOOD! I’m going to plan on making this recipe!


24 Pedro Roseiro January 6, 2010 at 8:59 PM

those quesadillas are lovely.
n the filling sounds quite interesting.
thanks for passing by my blog, hope you enjoyed, because i really loved your website.


25 multivitamins January 7, 2010 at 2:24 AM

This quesadillas look really delicious.This is a wonderful combination of ingredients.I will definitely try this recipe.Thanks for this tasty recipe.Apple and cheese are my favorite.


26 Danielle January 12, 2010 at 6:24 PM

I love this idea! now I know what i’m doing with my bacon this weekend :)


27 Erica January 12, 2010 at 6:33 PM

thank you all for the comments :)


28 Kathy January 14, 2010 at 7:10 PM

I tried them …and wow …can’t believe how delish it was….and how well the flavors blended together! Thanks…great recipe (quick & delicious)!


29 Erica January 14, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Kathy- Thank you for your feedback. Glad you liked it :)


30 Bo February 2, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Delicious and simple…I love the addition of the apple!


31 Kim February 23, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I made these quesadillas and they were delicious! Thank you!


32 Claire February 25, 2010 at 8:57 PM

These were wonderful! Thank you for the recipe.


33 Erica April 5, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Thank you for the comments and the feedback!


34 Anonymous May 5, 2010 at 3:23 PM

I made this quesadilla for my kids yesterday and they were very happy!


35 Tim May 7, 2010 at 10:10 AM

I made this quesadilla for my sister and her kids and they loved it. I will be making this again, thanks.


36 George June 21, 2010 at 7:13 PM

it looks pretty good:D:D:D YUMM


37 Tonia Bains October 14, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Mmm sounds great. My friends and I can test it out this week.


38 Anonymous April 29, 2014 at 3:50 PM



39 Kelly May 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Best thing I have EVER made!!!


40 David August 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM

This sounds sooo good :^)


41 Alajandra August 25, 2011 at 8:39 AM

Made this dish and we all loved i! It is kid friendly and love all the flavors. Thank you!


42 Alina September 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM

These quesadillas were really good! We loved them.


43 Carmen October 21, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Yeah, um…. So this was just ok. Not something out of this world.


44 Liliana December 14, 2011 at 6:39 PM

This was delicious!My kids loved it. I will make it again.


45 Claudia January 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Made it and it was good and kid friendly.


46 Kristen March 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM

I thought this site was for Colombian Recipes. This is why americans think that all hispanics are mexicans.


47 Erica Dinho March 11, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Hi Kristen,

As I mentioned on my about page “My recipes are not limited to traditional Colombian food. I have many other recipes for dishes representing other countries that I enjoy cooking for my family and friends, which I will also share with you”.

I usually tell people when a recipe is from Colombia.Thanks for your comment!


48 Anonymous April 29, 2014 at 3:51 PM

this looks very yummy


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