Recipe Box, Savory Apple Pie Quesadilla

Did you know that next Saturday, the Saturday before Labor Day,  is International Bacon Day?


Yep!  Celebrate with this sweet and Savory Apple Pie Quesadilla with BACON.

apple, cranberry and bacon quesadilla

I call it Apple Pie because it is full of apples and sharp cheddar cheese, the classic pairing for apple pie

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Except I used Cranberry White Cheddar and also added more cranberries and BACON, just to kick it up a little 😉


This is a perfect nosh for fall~


You can serve the bacon on the side if you prefer

cranberry apple quesadilla

When I make quesadillas, I first fry the flour tortillas in a scant amount of olive oil, just until starting to brown


This will give them an extra layer of crispy flavor after baking


Saute the apples in a little butter and brown sugar until soft and caramelized


Confession time…I cheaped out and bought the store brand cranberry white cheddar which was 1/2 of the price of  a good brand…and guess what, it was only 1/2 as good …


Go for the good stuff!!


Start building your quesadilla with a layer of grated cheddar


then top with apple slices, cranberries and crumbled bacon and more cheese


Top with another tortilla


Bake at 400 on a baking sheet for about 10-15 minutes, until golden and cheese has melted


The bottom will get browner than the top so flip half way through cooking if you have time


Let it sit for a few minutes to set, and then slice into wedges


I added some extra dried cranberries to make up for my frugal mistake~never ever skimp on cheese, I don’t know what I was thinking…I have been having nightmares ever since…

Yes, good cheese is expensive, but a little goes a long way in “flavortown”

you will end up using twice as much of the cheap stuff to make up for lack of flavor, so in the end you won’t have saved any money,  rather,  just added more fat


cranberry apple quesadilla

You can serve the bacon on the side of course, or skip it altogether   😮

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But why would you want to do that?

Savory Apple Pie Quesadilla

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 2 slices bacon cooked
  • 1 Fuji apple unpeeled, cut into slices
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 T butter
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar or white cheddar with cranberries, grated
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries optional
  • olive oil


  • Fry tortillas in a scant amount of olive oil until just starting to crisp and brown. Remove to paper towels.
  • Add butter to pan, then apple slices and brown sugar.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat about 5 minutes, until apples are soft and caramelized.
  • Put half of cheese on one tortilla and top with apples, cranberries and crumbled bacon.
  • Top with remaining cheese and tortilla.
  • Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes until brown and melted. Let set 2-3 minutes before cutting.
  • Cut into quarters or wedges. Makes up to 8 wedges. Increase ingredients for more servings.
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Here are a few more of my very favorite bacon recipes to keep you celebrating!

Bacon Jam

BLT Pesto Tartine

Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Kebabs

Flatbread with Pear, Bacon and Bleu Cheese

Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad with Maple Bacon


I will be sharing with the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and

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21 Responses to “Recipe Box, Savory Apple Pie Quesadilla”
  1. Looks so good, Jenna and easy to do, too.

  2. Lorraine says:

    I saw bacon and just had to click on this. lol. It looks easy (even for me), so I just may celebrate Int’l bacon day and make one of these! I might even share some with my family. lol 🙂

  3. Any day with Bacon is a good day, in my book! I think we are going to have this for breakfast today. Definitely a keeper.

  4. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you. 

  5. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Sounds great-I’d eat that for breakfast! Never heard of cranberry cheddar, that’s really different too:@)

  6. Mary says:

    This looks delicious Jenna, and it has bacon and cheese so I could call it breakfast too 🙂 I think the additional cranberries would be a tasty addition regardless of your brand of cheese!

  7. Karen says:

    It is almost time to pick apples in our orchard. This sounds like a tasty way to use some of them.

  8. fairhopesupplyco says:

    This looks like something I would totally LOVE!!! Going to try it right away. Thanks!

  9. Erlene says:

    This combo looks amazing! I’m looking for recipes featuring bacon for a roundup and would love if you shared this on Merry Monday link party.

  10. Kim says:

    Yum, Jenna! I’ve never heard of cranberry cheese, but I’ll be on the lookout for it now! It really does sound amazing! Paired with apples, the cheese and your recipe sound like perfection on a plate! 🙂

  11. I love the combination of flavours in this quesadilla! I look forward to trying it!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the party!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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