A great activity for the Fall is apple picking. But, what do you do with all of those apples once you get them home? How many apple pies can you make?! We’re looking for alternatives and want you to send us your favorite apple recipes: Hilary@ugobabyfitness.com.
Here’s a great recipe I found on Cookinglight.com. These can great for lunch or cut them up small as a delicious appetizer for your next party…
Brie, Apple, and Arugula Quesadillas
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons apple cider
- 3 (10-inch) flour tortillas
- 6 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, divided
- 1 Fuji apple, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 1/2 pound), divided
- 3 cups arugula, divided $
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided $
- 1. Combine mustard and cider in a small bowl; stir well.
- 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spread each tortilla with about 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard mixture. Place 1 tortilla, mustard side up, in pan. Arrange one-third of cheese slices over half of tortilla; cook 1 minute or until cheese begins to melt. Arrange one-third of apple slices over cheese; top with 1 cup arugula. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Fold tortilla in half; press gently with a spatula. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure twice with remaining 2 tortillas, cheese, apple slices, 2 cups arugula, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges.
- Wine match: Gewürztraminer. For a flavorful apple entrée like these quesadillas, try a French twist with an Alsatian gewürz. The barely off-dry 2009 Helfrich “Noble Tier” Gewürztraminer (Vin D’Alsace; $15) has crisp apple and melon flavors, plus some flamboyant floral (rose and gardenia) and spice components that work beautifully with the aromatic cheese and the spicy arugula. –Sara Schneide