Apple Gouda Quesadillas Recipe

Posted on Oct 27 2014 - 5:32am by Susan Bewley

Apple Gouda Quesadillas Recipe

Do you love quesadillas? They are very popular in our household and one of those things that we love to get whenever we are out. With apple season being here, it seemed like the perfect time to bring one of my family’s favorite foods together! At first, I thought that this may be a bit weird, but after a bit of experimenting, we came up with the perfect recipe. You may even be surprised just how yummy this quesadillas recipe is, especially after your kids taste this yummy treat!

Want to know the best part of this recipe? You can easily switch it up with other ingredients in your house. Just make sure to write down the recipes if you come up with the perfect combination and share it with us later! We love to see what our readers come up with, especially when they experiment with some of our fun recipes!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Shannon at Livingston Creatives for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

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Apple Gouda Quesadillas Recipe
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Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Serves: 1 serving
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  • 2 apples, cored and sliced thinly
  • ½ cup freshly shredded Gouda cheese
  • 2 sprigs thyme (stems removed)
  • 2 tortillas or wraps
  • ½ medium onion, peeled and sliced thinly and separated
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. Over medium heat, start melting the butter. Make sure the pan is very hot and butter is completely melted.
  2. Once the pan is hot enough, start adding the onions and start to stir, to avoid burning. Keep stirring until onions caramelize (this can take 5 - 10 minutes). If the onion starts to dry out, feel free to add more butter. Remove from heat when finished.
  3. While the onions are caramelizing, start adding ingredients in the tortilla shells. First place apples, then thyme, and finally the gouda cheese. Add the caramelized onion and then place second tortilla on top.
  4. Place the quesadilla carefully in a small grill or pan on medium high heat. Heat each side thoroughly for 3 minutes.
  5. When both sides are crisp and cheese is melted, it is ready. Cut with a pizza slicer or sharp knife. Serve hot.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Maria Iemma October 27, 2014 at 5:35 am - Reply

    I love quesadillas and so do my family. I have never used apples and gouda, what a great recipe!!

  2. Angela A Simmons October 28, 2014 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Hmmm interesting, I would have never thought to put apple in a quesadilla I am curious to see what it taste like. I’m going to have to try this. It looks pretty good.

  3. Susan Broughton October 28, 2014 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I love quesadillas, but I would have never thought of this combination of ingredients! It sounds strange but I think I would like it because I like all the ingredients individually. Thanks

  4. nancy c October 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    These sound so good! I love apples and gouda together.

  5. Rebecca Johnson October 30, 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Wow this sounds really yummy! My husband is a chef and loves trying strange mixes of things. I think this will be right up his alley! Thanks

  6. lisa November 1, 2014 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I pinned this to try later. Gouda is one of my all time favorite cheeses. This sounds good. I’m not sure if I would add onion, but, who knows?

  7. Sarah Matos November 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    This sounds interesting. I would never have thought of putting apple slices in a quesadilla.

  8. M.Clark November 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    This looks and sounds delicious, it’s a great idea to add apples to a quesadilla, very creative. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  9. Linda Manns Linneman November 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    These look and sound so good. Thank you for sharing. We will give these a try for sure

  10. Kim Campbell December 7, 2014 at 11:19 am - Reply

    I love apples and Gouda together. I have for along time. This is going to be an amazing addition to my recipe collection. I just need to run out and get an onion and some tortillas!

  11. lisa May 6, 2015 at 11:19 am - Reply

    These are so good. I’m trying to think of a dipping sauce to use. A dab of sour cream is good.But, I think maybe some sort of tomato based sauce would be good.

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