Pear Quesadilla (Quesadilla de Pera)

by Erica Dinho on October 14, 2009

Quesadilla de perasMeet my new favorite quesadilla. I made this pear quesadilla for my husband last week and he absolutely loved it! I served it over a bed of arugula drizzled with balsamic vinegar. I really hope that you all try this one. It is one delicious dish:).



(2 quesadillas)

  • 4 small tortillas
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • Arugula
  • Balsamic vinegar


  1. Toss the pears with the brown sugar in a small bowl. Heat the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pears in a single layer and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate and let it cool.
  2. To make the quesadilla: On a work surface, spread 2 of the tortillas. Sprinkle the gorgonzola cheese over the bottom of each tortilla. Add the pears evenly on top of the cheese, then top with pecans. Top with another tortilla.
  3. 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 over arugula drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gera @ SweetsFoods October 14, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Ohh this quesadilla looks scrumptious; love the combo with pear and balsamic vinegar!

Congrats for your giant award :)




2 Ben October 14, 2009 at 10:04 AM

This is very interesting, so you serve them for dessert? And were those flour tortillas?
I need to try this!


3 Erica October 14, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Hi Ben,
I served them as an appetizer and yes, I used flour tortillas.


4 Angie's Recipes October 14, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Fruit quesadilla…that sounds very interesting.
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5 Cathy October 14, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Yum! I’m allergic to blue cheese, but bet that goat cheese would taste fabulous with this!


6 alexandra October 14, 2009 at 11:08 AM

What a good idea! It makes sense — I love pear and gorgonzola together — but I would never think to put them in a quesadilla. Sounds fabulous!


7 Ellen October 14, 2009 at 11:14 AM

That sounds yummy ! I can’t wait to make this :)


8 nora@ffr October 14, 2009 at 12:25 PM

wow this look sooo appetizingly yummm!!! m sure gonna try this out eric!! thanx for sharing


9 Liz October 14, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Miam! Woderful quesadillas, all these ingredients together are always delicious, and with tortillas… even more!


10 Erica October 14, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments!


11 KennyT October 14, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Interesting! I’ve never had fruit quesadillas before.


12 Simply Life October 14, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Wow, what a unique combination that sounds AMAZING!


13 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen October 14, 2009 at 10:06 PM

I love all the uses you have come up with recently for pears! Delicious!


14 Monica Wong October 14, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Wonderful dish!


15 danielle October 14, 2009 at 11:56 PM

ok…so this is kinda like a dessert quesadilla! wow….now THAT opens up a whooooole new world! awesome!


16 Oysterculture October 15, 2009 at 12:15 AM

You are a genius – this looks and sounds amazing. I’ll have to stun and amaze my in-laws sometime with this one.


17 Sophie October 15, 2009 at 5:14 AM

Congrats on your latest award!! Enjoy!!

Your pear & cheese quesidilla looks fab & so tasty,…MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!


18 Empar October 15, 2009 at 8:49 AM

Que buena receta. Me encanta porque la combinación de las peras y gorgonzola es estupenda.
Pero una pregunta. ¿Las tortillas son las tortillas hechas con huevos o son las tortillas de harina como las mejicanas?

Un beso.


19 Miriam/The Winter Guest October 16, 2009 at 10:31 AM

I will definitely try this! I love quesadillas….


20 Soma October 16, 2009 at 8:03 PM

This is awesome! I don’t know why, but i keep thinking of this as a fruity dessert. Love to have it.


21 Erica October 19, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting my site :)


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