Pecan Havarti Quesadilla With Pear Preserves

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

From Southern Living Magazine, November 2006. This is for 2 servings but can easily be changed to make more!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle one side of tortilla with Havarti cheese.
  2. Top with pecans.
  3. Fold tortilla over filling.
  4. Coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and cook quesadilla over medium high heat for 2 minutes each side or until cheese melts.
  5. Slice into wedges and serve with pear preserves.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe - for those who can't find pear preserves - just buy a can of canned pears - mash and cook down with a bit of sugar until thick like a preserve or compote - I've made this a dozen times or more and it always works like a charm - For parties, when I want to be able to pass the quesadilla as an appetizer - I put the pecans, harvarti and pear mixture all in the tortilla before toasting - cool a minute then cut into serving pieces - for a cheaper version use queso cheese instead of havarti - melts nicely and is pretty good

countrygourmet March 17, 2011

So easy and so gourmet tasting; a very elegant appetizer. Like some of the other reviewers, I used apricot preserves because I could not find pear preserves.

Ginny Sue February 21, 2010

Love Love Love this recipe. I have served it a number of times and it always gets amazing reviews. While I agree the pear preserves are pricey, this recipe totally rocks and I would recommend trying them. Thanks so much for posting.

kim in Manitoba January 05, 2010

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