Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
Modified from EatingWell: Fall 2002, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004). The sweet-tartness of the apple, creaminess of the cheese and bite of the sauerkraut work together beautifully in this easy hot sandwich. If you like, add a little chopped ham in with the other ingredients. For a meal, serve with a green salad. Makes: 2 main-dish or 4 appetizer servings
- 1 cup sauerkraut (rinsed)
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large flour tortillas (two 10-inch tortillas)
- 1 1⁄3-1 1⁄2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese (freshly grated)
- 1 small granny smith apples, juicy apple (peeled and very thinly sliced) or 1 small other tart juicy apple (peeled and very thinly sliced)
- chopped ham (optional)
- Put sauerkraut and water in a medium nonreactive skillet. Gently heat just until the liquid has evaporated but not so much that the sauerkraut begins to stick to the pan. Remove from the heat.
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Brush about one tablespoon olive oil onto each large tortilla. Turn tortilla over.
- On each tortilla, sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over half of it.
- Arrange about half the apple slices over the cheese, then top with half the sauerkraut, spreading it evenly.
- Sprinkle both tortillas with another 1/3 cup cheese.
- Fold the tortilla over the filled half and press down gently.
- Top with additional grated cheese, if desired.
- Bake the quesadillas for 10-12 minutes, until the top and bottom are slightly golden.
- Slide the quesadillas onto a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes; then slide onto a cutting board and cut it into halves or quarters.
- If you like, a little chopped ham tastes wonderful layered in with the other ingredients.
- Makes: 2 main-dish or 4 appetizer servings.