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September 19, 2016

Sweet and Sour Apple Quesadillas #SecretRecipeClub

Sweet and Sour Apple Quesadillas are a unique lunch idea, that shows a quesadilla can be full of flavor, and doesn't have to be boring at all!

Sweet and Sour Apple Quesadilla

When people think of Fall, their minds turn to cooler days, colorful leaves, and produce aisles filled with the reds, greens, and oranges of apples, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes. If you've never thought of quesadillas in your Fall daydreams, you'll change your mind after trying this recipe. Sweet apples, refreshing sauerkraut, and the bold flavor of extra sharp cheddar cheese, are sandwiched between a folded tortilla. Then it's heated to melt-y perfection, for a unique and delicious sandwich that will show that a quesadilla can be made with just about anything!


Sweet and Sour Quesadilla

Where did I find this unique and tasty recipe? From Simple and Savory, my assignment for this month's Secret Recipe Club. Anne is a real estate agent and healthy food enthusiast, who can be found in her kitchen cooking up healthy and delicious food, when she isn't out selling houses. Her blog is filled with easy to prepare recipes, that are made with simple, wholesome ingredients. As I browsed her recipes I was tempted by tasty creations such as Zucchini Rolls Ups with Guacamole, Fried Quinoa and Cauliflower Rice Bowl, Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup, and Chocolate Caramel Bites.

I'm still having some difficulties recovering from the surgery I had almost 6 weeks ago, so I had to choose something simple and easy, and settled on her Sweet and Sour Quesadillas. It also fits the theme I'm concentrating on this month for my blog, which is apples. Plus, I loved how unique the recipe sounded. I wasn't disappointed either, It was a yummy mix of sweet and sour, just as the title promised. The only things I did differently was rinse the sauerkraut lightly, and cooked it in a George Foreman Grill instead of a saute pan. It's only my husband and I now since all of the kids are moved out and on their own, so our little grill gets used a lot to cook up quick lunches. It cooked the quesadillas perfectly, and I was able to make and serve it in less than 15 minutes.

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Sweet and Sour Apple Quesadillas


Ingredients

2 - 8 inch tortillas
1 cup sauerkraut, lightly rinsed and divided
1 small sweet apple, cut in half and sliced thin
4 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

For each quesadilla, place one tortilla on a grill or saute pan over medium heat.
Layer 1/2 of the apple slices, cheese, and sauerkraut, on half of the tortilla.
Fold tortilla in half and cook until golden brown. (About 3 minutes)
If using a grill like the one I used, your quesadilla is ready. If you used a saute pan, carefully flip to the other side and cook for 3 minutes more, or until cheese is melted, and tortilla is golden brown.
Repeat with the other tortilla and rest of the ingredients, and serve as is, or with your choice of dipping sauce. Our favorite is my
Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Sauce. *Recipe below

Makes 2 servings

Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Sauce


Ingredients

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt

Directions

Combine ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, to allow the flavors to mingle.


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26 comments:

  1. This sounds absolutely amazing. i would never think to pair all of these things together (apples and cheese, apples and saurkraut...sure but not all three). I am absolutely making this the next time I want to spice up a quesadilla. Wonderful SRC post!

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    1. If you like sweet and sour recipes, you will love this quesadilla Stephanie!

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  2. I'm glad you liked them April!

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    1. They are really good Anne, thanks for the recipe. :)

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  3. I love each of these ingredients, but never would have thought of putting them together. Can't wait to make these for lunch today.

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    1. I know, me either Susan. They are delicious though, and I look forward to making the recipe again. I hope you enjoy them too!

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  4. This looks so yummy and perfect for fall :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Edye, it's very tasty.

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    2. sounds amazing! i love the idea of using honey mustard as a dipping sauce too. :)

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    3. It paired with it really well Sarah, and gave it an extra little kick we enjoyed.

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  5. I have to admit that I have never thought of adding sauerkraut to a quesadilla. I am intrigued and think I need to try it. The German in me says yes!

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    1. That is one of the things I thought when I found this recipe Cynthia! My grandfather was German, so I need to explore that side of my cooking heritage a little more.

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  6. This sounds good. I think that it would be a great, light lunch. Great recipe!

    Susanne

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    1. It's a great lunch option Susanne, satisfying, but didn't leave me feeling sluggish and to full.

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  7. What a unique combination! I would have never thought to mix sauerkraut with apples and cheese. Great SRC recipe!

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    1. It sounds unusual, but it totally works!

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  8. Quesadillas with apples? Wow, that is so innovative! Lovely choice of recipe...

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    1. I never would have thought of it myself. That's one of the great perks of the SRC, finding new recipes to try!

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  9. Hi April,
    What a great idea for a Quesadilla, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us today at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen, hope your weekend is a great one too! :)

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  10. My mom looked through the SRC reveals before I got a chance to and this post was what stood out to her. Looks like I'll be making it next time we're together!

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    1. Awww that is so sweet! Tell your mom I said thank you, and I hope you both enjoy them! :)

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  11. So sorry you're having trouble recovering from surgery :( This looks interesting, but good too.

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    1. Thank you Kirstin, I appreciate your concern. :)

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  12. I love the combination of apples and cheese! They always go well together. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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    1. Yes they do, just plain apple slices and cheddar cheese are a favorite snack of mine.

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