Dana Carvell (3BoysUnprocessed)
It is Halloween week everyone! That means my household will be flooded with a ton of packaged crap and somehow I have to convince my kids that they should eat real food. Enter Apple Pie and Brie quesadilla to steal the show and lure my kids back to real food! Because who can resist melted brie?
HELLO ooooeeyy-gooooey brie that is melted perfectly atop a bed of maple and cinnamon glazed apples! Yes, I just said maple because not only is this quesadilla delicious, it is naturally sweetened (duh!) and on a whole sprouted grain tortilla. A decadent dessert to feel good about? Say it ain’t so!
I mentioned the whole wheat tortilla and this is when I get all PSA up in here and talk about nasty ingredients food manufacturers poison people with. Please check the ingredients on your tortillas before you purchase them! If you see any of this crap, look for another brand. I had to search and search for a brand that wasn’t using any of this stuff, and unfortunately these ingredients are pretty standard in packaged tortillas:
- partially hydrogenated oils (aka trans fats)
- artificial dyes
- sneaky refined grains (even if it is labeled whole wheat)
I use Food for Life brand Ezekiel tortillas found in the frozen foods section. Freezing = no preservatives! Yes, these better products do exist and making one simple swap can make or break something being good for you. Check those ingredients so we aren’t giving our money to companies that just don’t get it yet! 🙂
Ok, now that my health food freak out is over let’s talk about how good these babies are, because the ice cream struggle is real and sometimes I just want something sweet! This quesadilla made me kind of forget how much I love ice cream, and that says a lot! I’ve been looking for a way to give my sweet tooth a little fix without going totally overboard with a huge ice cream cone or bowl as big as my head. This is exactly what I was looking for because 1) I LOVE CHEESE and 2) the creaminess of the brie eliminates the desire to go totally overboard with sweetening the apples. That’s right, the brie is such a good companion that I only used 1 Tbsp of syrup per quesadilla. Ok, let’s get real here this quesadilla is my new best friend for so many reasons and that’s all!
Don’t be scared to sprinkle a little cinnamon on the outside and share with friends!
Apple Pie and Brie Quesadilla
By October 28, 2014Published:
- Yield: 1 Servings
- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Ready In: 15 mins
This recipe uses 1 large tortilla per apple! 1 tortilla will give you 4 pieces, the perfect serving for 1 person.
- 1 Ezekiel Tortilla
- 1 granny smith apple
- 1 Tbsp salted butter
- 1-2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- dash nutmeg by dash I mean the smallest sprinkle ever!
- 1-2 slices brie cheese
- Peel and chop apples into small pieces. Put apples, butter, syrup, and spices into a small saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat and allow apples to cook until almost tender.
- Cut tortilla in half, put apple pie filling on half then top with brie and bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and tortilla is golden.