Apple Cheddar And Bacon Quesadillas {Guest Post}

I love that there is such a wide variety in apple recipes. Amy of Fearless Homemaker brought appetizers today! Not just any appetizer but one FULL of bacon, cheese and tart apples! I can’t even begin to tell you how happy those ingredients make me. You know what else… with those ingredients, they can totally be enjoyed any hour of the day – for snack or meal! 

Apple Cheddar And Bacon Quesadillas

hi everyone! i’m amy from fearless homemaker, + i’m so excited to be guest posting for rachel today. apples are one of my favorite fall flavors, so when rachel offered me the chance to create a new apple recipe for her An Apple A Day series? i jumped on the chance. initially, i planned to make something sweet, but then i remembered eating apples + cheddar together on a cheese plate in the past, + came up with a twist on that – these apple, cheddar + bacon quesadillas.

while the flavors + ingredients are simple, they all work wonderfully together. the sweet, slightly tart apples, the creamy, rich cheese + the salty, meaty bacon all combine fabulously! and the best part? these are super easy + quick to make, coming together in less than 15 minutes from start to finish, so they’d make a great speedy weeknight dinner or after-school snack.

first, you get your ingredients prepped. see how pretty apples, bacon + cheddar look together?

Apple Cheddar And Bacon Quesadillas

then, you start making your quesadilla. lay 1 tortilla in your heated + lightly-oiled pan, stack on your cheese, apple slices + bacon. top with a little salt + pepper, another tortilla, + heat for just a few minutes on each side, until the tortillas are lightly browned + the cheese is ooey gooey + delicious. here’s what it looked like before adding on the top flour tortilla, so you can get a sense of it.

Apple Cheddar And Bacon Quesadillas

there you have it! a quick, easy + absolutely delicious snack, appetizer, or light meal. thanks, rachel, for letting me post – i can’t wait to see all the other applelicious posts you have lined up!

Apple Cheddar And Bacon Quesadillas

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Cheese


  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 1 C cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 medium apple thinly sliced
  • 2 strips of bacon chopped, cooked + drained


  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Spray lightly with non-stick spray.
  • Create your tortilla: start with 1 flour tortilla, then the cheddar cheese, apple slices, and bacon. top with salt + pepper to taste. Add one more tortilla on top. Heat for 3-4 minutes a side, flipping once, either tortillas are golden brown and cheese has completely melted.
  • Move to a cutting board, allow to cool for a minute, then cut into triangles.

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Check out some other amazing recipes from Amy: Sugar Cookie Bars, Cake Batter Truffles and Chicken Tortilla Soup.

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29 Responses to “Apple Cheddar And Bacon Quesadillas {Guest Post}”

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 5, 2012 at 6:37 am

    So nice to “meet” you Rachel! So glad you and Amy teamed up for this guest post! I love quesadillas any way you serve ’em, but i’ve never had them with a combination quite like this before! So easy, it makes me go.. “why didn’t I ever think of that?!” Love it Amy!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — September 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Rachel you and me are sorta on the same page today! I Love the apple in these… I’m totally having this for lunch! :)

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    alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] — September 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    These look ridiculously good. Love the apple a day series so far, Rachel! Everything looks delicious!

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    Chef Lane — September 5, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I have to say, I love bacon. The only thing that makes me love bacon more is seeing it used in new and interesting ways. And I have to say, this is one of those. Delicious dish!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — September 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Thanks for having me guest post, Rachel – i loved this recipe + I wouldn’t have made it without your inspiration to do so. So thank you! =)

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    susan — September 5, 2012 at 9:26 am

    alas – a new breakfast idea. A huge thank you for helping me with weekday morning dull-drums!

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — September 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I bet this tasted amazing! What a perfect combo, Amy!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 5, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I would eat 10000 of those.

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — September 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I love apple cheddar quesadillas – time to add some bacon next time! Great recipe, Amy!

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    Amy — September 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm


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    JulieD — September 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Wow that looks so good!!! I love apples and cheese…this kicks it up a notch, I wonder how it would be with turkey bacon…

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — September 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    oooh i love apple & cheddar together…and bacon too? wow! great job amy. :)

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    Stephanie — September 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Sounds better than a normal quesadilla. What a great suggestion!

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    Sarah @ Sarah Cupcake — September 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    This is on my fall to-do list. OMG.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    YES! I have tons of freshly made tortillas, apples and cheddar. Going to buy bacon tomorrow so that I can make these for dinner. I love bacon and I love apples, but maybe I’ll find them weird together. I’m picky, you know. Going to try anyway!

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    Meghan — September 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Awesome combo! They look great & I can’t wait to make them!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — September 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    YES! I’m in love with this–what a great idea for a quick, easy and TASTY meal. I’m always on the look out for something I can make for a fast lunch–this is definitely on my must try list. Thanks for a great recipe, Amy!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — September 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Amy this is my kind of quesadilla! I am in love with all things apple and cheddar!

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    Julia — September 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Combining all of these delicious ingredients into 1 melty quesadilla sounds delicious!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    ok, i love that she brought a savory/sweet dish! i feel like every time someone says “apple,” you automatically think of sweet/desserts. love the bacon incorporation into this quesadilla!

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    Aggie — September 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    what an AWESOME combo…can’t beat it. I’m such a fool for quesadillas :) these look great!

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    Tracey — September 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Oh yum, this combo sounds SO amazing!! I am all about bacon lately, but I don’t think I’ve ever used it with apples. Definitely going on my lunch menu soon!

  23. #
    holly — September 6, 2012 at 2:13 am

    love those.

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    Beth — September 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

    These quesadillas look awesome!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — September 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Looks great! Love the pic with the apple design on the tortilla :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — September 7, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Oh yummers!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Dessesrts — September 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

    What a fun idea of a snack! I think even my picky 7 year old would eat this. The bacon would sure win him over!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I made these as a snack today and loved them! It was my first quesadilla ever. I left out the apple just because I didn’t want anything messing with perhaps the best combo ever, cheddar and bacon, but I’m sure it would have added something nice. :) So yummy! Will definitely make again.

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    chica chocolatina — September 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    ohh! These look delcious, I’ve never had apples and cheese together. But I must say it sounds sooo good!

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