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Havarti Apple Quesadilla

Some of my recipes are vegan or very easily modified to be vegan. This is not one of those recipes. I first had this meal at one of my favorite restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama: the Bottle Tree. I ordered it and was so smitten, that I decided to try it at home. And the best part is that it’s really easy to make, so if you’re bored with your normal lunch routine, give this a try.

The ingredients are simple: tortillas, apple, sour cream, cinnamon, and havarti cheese. If you’re not familiar with havarti, it’s a soft Danish cheese that’s slightly sweet and salty. Havarti is an awesome cheese for quesadillas because it melts so nicely. And it’s a nice change from monterey jack, my usual favorite melting cheese. The only problem is that it doesn’t grate easily, so I can’t give you a super precise measurement. Without further adieu, let’s make these bad boys.

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1 firm, tart apple like pink lady or granny smith, sliced as thin as possible
2 tortillas (regular or whole wheat – both work nicely)
several slices of havarti cheese
1 tsp. olive oil
generous dash of cinnamon
a dollop of sour cream – and don’t mess with that non or reduced fat stuff

In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When it’s hot, place an open tortilla in the skillet and lay the havarti slices on half of the tortilla. They should be about a thumb’s width apart. Layer the apples over the cheese – you want more apples than cheese so the sweetness comes through. It’s okay if they overlap a little bit. The melting cheese will hold them into place nicely. Cook for about 8 minutes or until the tortilla is just barely golden and slightly crisp. Repeat for the second tortilla. Cut each tortilla in half. Spoon the sour cream next to the quesadillas and sprinkle the cinnamon on the sour cream with a dash on the tortillas, too!

Bon Appรฉtit!


8 Responses to “Havarti Apple Quesadilla”

  1. catie.mickletz January 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Anne, this looks so yummy! Pinning for later ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Anne Myer January 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks, Catie! Hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Heide M (TM) February 15, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Can’t wait to try this.

    • Anne Myer March 15, 2013 at 2:26 am

      Thanks, Heide! Hope you like it!

  3. Rachel Ring March 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Quesadilla – something so easy and low-key but taken to a gourmet level with this havarti & apple (maybe even brie – I don’t know, soooo good I wish I had fancy cheeses in the fridge right now!!)

    • Anne Myer March 15, 2013 at 2:26 am

      Oooh! Brie sounds awesome, too. One of my favorite things about living near a Trader Joe’s is that my fridge has a constant supply of yummy cheese ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Manu March 15, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Looks so delicious!!!

    • Anne Myer March 15, 2013 at 2:27 am

      Thank you!

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