2 Small Bartlett or Anjou pears, halved and cored, cut into thin slices
4 Ole Whole Wheat tortillas
1/2 Cup fat free Fage Greek yogurt
1/4 Cup fresh Pomegranate seeds
1 Tbsp. fresh Chives, chopped
1. In a large skillet, place one tortilla and top with 2 ounces of thinly sliced brie. Top with half of the pear slices. Top with a second tortilla and gently press down. Cook for about two – three minutes until lightly browned and then carefully flip over. Cook for two – three minutes more until the cheese is all melted and the tortilla is golden brown.
3. Repeat this with the remaining cheese pears and tortillas. Put on a cutting board and slice each quesadilla into six wedges.
4. Serve with the fat free Greek yogurt and the pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle with the chopped chives and enjoy.
NOTE: This is fast, easy and just so delicious. The perfect bit of cheese
and fruit with a pop of the pomegranate seeds and a cool finish with the
yogurt. I’ve lightened this dish up using the Ole Tortillas (a favorite of mine
since it is whole grain and low on calories and points for my WW friends)
and the fat free Greek yogurt (Fage is my brand of choice) which is a staple in my house. I like the mild onion flavor from the chives too. I’ve served these as appetizers for years but they make a great lunch or snack too. If I’m serving as an appetizer, I usually assume 3 wedges per person. For lunch, I serve the whole quesadilla.
A quick note on lightening these up even more: I’ve made this same dish using Laughing Cow Lite cheese wedges and they were fabulous. I saved a ton of fat and calories and definitely points. So if you want to make an even healthier version, that is the way too go. Today, for my family, it was brie all the way.
On last note on serving these at large gatherings: You can assemble all of these right on baking sheets and just bake them. I’d put the oven on 350 degrees and bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese all warm and melted. Then just cut and serve on large platers with bowls of yogurt, pomegranate seeds and chopped chives. A really nice serve yourself appetizer. If you are a fan of brie (And who isn’t?), try my Mini Brie Bites. If you are looking for other healthier appetizer options, check out my
Starters on Healthier Choices.