Ham, Apple, and Brie Quesadillas

Brunch . . . I never know quite what to make. Sometimes my blood sugar levels have dropped because I’ve skipped the “official” breakfast, so I crave muffins or scones. More often I want something savory— real food— not some frou-frou dish.

I decided to do a combination of sweet and (mostly) savory for a weekday brunch with old friends. Sweet-tart apples with savory rosemary ham melted together with some creamy brie . . . good stuff. I make this dish for an easy dinner (paired with a spinach salad) also, and it’s always a hit at this house. (Anything inside a tortilla is considered a taco by the kiddo, so he dubs this dish “fancy tacos.”) Would also make an easy appetizer. Very versatile.

Turns out my cats wanted to eat this stuff just as much as I did—not sure if it was the ham or the brie, but I had to break out the spray bottle to keep the monsters away.

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Ham, Apple, and Brie Quesadillas

2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. apricot preserves
6 flour tortillas
1 large apple (cored and cut into 1/4 inch slices)
6 slices good quality ham (I love the Rosmarino found at Costco)
6 oz. wedge of brie
a handful of fresh spinach (optional)
non-stick cooking spray

  • Mix Dijon and preserves in a small bowl. Set aside. {Save any leftovers for dipping sauce if desired.}
  •  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the rind from the brie. Slice wedge into 1/4 inch slices. {Stick the wrapped wedge into the freezer for 20 minutes or so first to make slicing easier.}
  •  Cover your largest cookie sheet with aluminum foil to make clean up a breeze. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray. Lay tortillas on cookie sheet, making sure at least half of each is on sheet.
  • Add about half a teaspoon of Dijon/apricot sauce to each tortilla—spread over half.
  • Layer a slice of ham on top.
  • Cover ham with layers of spinach, apples, then brie.
  • Fold other half on top. Bake for about 4 minutes or until bottom side browned to your liking.
  • Using a large spatula, flip each quesadilla. Bake for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Cool slighly, cut into wedges {pizza cutter works well}.
  • Enjoy!

Makes 6 main course (along with a salad) servings. More for appetizers.


5 thoughts on “Ham, Apple, and Brie Quesadillas

  1. Karen

    This looks yummy! Going to make this for a shower this coming weekend! Quick/dumb question ;)–are you using the large or regular size tortillas? Thanks!!

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