30 Minute Meal/ Appetizer/Snack

Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadillas

This Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadilla is a perfect easy quick lunch recipe for when you want something a little different!
Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadilla Slices
Yesterday it was in the 70’s all day!! We celebrated by spending the whole day outside – playdate at the park, lunch at a roadside shake stand, and then after a quick nap we went to a wildlife refuge and walked some trails. Then we decided to extend the day by pulling out the grill for dinner! We finally sucked it up and sprayed our yard with a massive amount of toxic chemicals, so no more bugs!! We live only a block from the river, and so mosquitoes had literally taken over our yard. Just stepping out the door to get the mail cost you a pint of blood and 7 new bites.
How to make an Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadilla
I put up with it for 3 whole months, tried all the natural bug repellents, the “nice” way of doing things; but eventually I just got irritated. Poor Ladybug was just covered in bug bites and scratches, the dogs were itching, we were itching… It was time for intervention. A toxic chemical intervention. Now we can actually sit outside and enjoy our porch! Which is awesome since its been SO nice out! I normally hate using chemicals like that, but enough already, you know?
Making an apple, brie and arugula quesadilla
These Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadillas are a perfect lunch. They are quick and simple to make, yet healthy and delicious, too! And they are an awesome change from the PB&J or the mac and cheese that we normally eat for lunch. I really loved these – they seem sophisticated and fancy, but were so easy to make!
Apple, Brie, and Arugula Quesadilla

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Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadillas

Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadillas

Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadilla is a perfect easy quick lunch recipe for when you want something a little different!


  • 1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp apple cider
  • 3 10" flour tortillas
  • 6 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed and cut into 1/4" thick slices
  • 1 Fuji apple, cored and sliced into 1/4" thick slices
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 3/4 tsp pepper


  1. In a small bowl combine the dijon mustard and the apple cider.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Spread each tortilla with 1/2 tsp of the mustard mixture and sprinkle 1/4 tsp pepper on top.
  4. Place the tortilla, mustard side up, on the skillet.
  5. Arrange 1/3 of the cheese slices over half the tortilla and cook for 1 minute, or just until the cheese starts to melt.
  6. Arrange 1/3 of the apple slices over the cheese.
  7. Top the apples with 1 cup of arugula.
  8. Carefully fold the tortilla in half and gently press with the spatula.
  9. Cook 2 minutes on each side, until the tortilla is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  10. Cut the tortilla into 4 wedges.
  11. Repeat with the remaining 2 tortillas.
  12. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 772 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 57mg Sodium: 1279mg Carbohydrates: 103g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 27g



  • Reply
    September 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    What a great twist on quesadillas, we make them all the time, but much heavier and I like your approach a lot better!

    Haven't had a day in the 70's yet, but I know it will come and I won't be that happy 😉

    Hope you are having a great beginning of a Labor Day weekend!

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    September 2, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    Completely understand that pesky mosquito problem and I feel your pain about using chemicals.

    The quesadillas sound yummy and look great! Definitely a combination to try.

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    Amy (Savory Moments)
    September 2, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Love these! I am excited for fall and apple season. I like to make a quesadilla with apples, too – along with caramelized onions, chicken, and smoked cheddar.

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    Ilan @ IronWhisk.com
    September 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    I love quesadillas but I always make the classic chicken ones. This look like a delicious twist 🙂

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    Barbara Bakes
    September 5, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    I great combination of flavors. Sounds like the perfect day.

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    September 10, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    Apples with mustard and brie is amazing as is..but add peppery arugula and wow. Oh..I also love quesadillas 😉 This is one combo I need to try!

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