Pear Quesadillas Recipe

Pears are one of the most popular fruits worldwide – and for good reason!

Low in calories and boasting a skin rich in phytonutrients, this sweet and juicy fruit is as tasty as it is good for you. From a savory addition to grilled meats and salads to a sweet and syrupy dessert, pears are a versatile fruit that is in season just in time for the autumn months.

Pear Quesadillas

Recipe by Nutrition World
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This fruity spin on a traditional quesadilla combines sweet pears with rich cheeses for a one-of-a-kind lunch or snack.


  • 1 cup

    pear cubes

  • 4

    medium whole wheat tortillas

  • 1 cup

    grated cheese of choice

  • ½ cup

    finely chopped green or red bell peppers

  • 2 Tbsp

    minced onion


  • Peel pears and remove core; cut pears into small cubes. 

  • Combine remaining ingredients in medium saucepan on medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens slightly. 

  • Stir in pears and cornstarch. Cook and stir 4 to 5 more minutes or until tender and sauce has thickened. Serve warm.

  • Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories—200 / Total Fat—0g / Saturated Fat—0g / Sodium—5mg / Carbohydrate—51g / Dietary Fiber—6g / Sugar—40g / Protein—1g

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