Pickles and I have this ridiculous love of pears. That kid could eat his body weight in pears, me, not so much. Not that I don't love them equally, but seriously, my body weight in pears? That's just silly.
I even loved the movie "City of Angels," partly because of how Meg Ryan describes the taste of pears to Nick Cage.
Where was I going with all of this? Oh yes, my latest snacking endeavor.
The other day I was making the kiddos some black bean quesadillas please note, it is redundant to call it a bean and cheese quesadilla as the word quesadilla actually means cheese in tortilla. Just sayin'. I was hungry, but not super hungry so I just wanted something light-ish. My friend the pear was staring me straight in the eye. Sounded good, but I needed a little something extra. I popped open the fridge and found a smidge of Gorgonzola cheese, leftover from The Dude's favorite dinner Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo pasta. LIGHTBULB!!
Back in SoCal, near where I used to live, there is this awesome restaurant that serves a Gorgonzola Pear pizza, drool.
So, I yanked that Gorgonzola out the fridge and whipped this up.
Here's how it went down:
2 - 6in flour tortillas
5-6 thin slices of pear (any variety will do)
1 T whipped cream cheese
1 T crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Smear the cream cheese on one (or both, hell I don't care) tortilla. Lay a single layer of pears on top and sprinkle the Gorgonzola on it. We're not looking for heavy coverage on the Gorgonzola here people. Use less or more according to your liking. Top with remaining tortilla.
Fire up the ol' griddle or pan and cook that bad boy. No need to grease the pan, unless you are really looking for that extra artery clogging goodness that butter adds. Not that I'm judging you, cuz it is fabulous. Just know you will still get a nice, crisp quesadilla without it. Let it sit for a few minutes to let the juices hang out. You can do it. Resist the urge to eat it, just for a little while.
Now, it was fabulous on it's own. But I'm thinkin' I need to scout out some fresh cranberries and make some cranberry sauce. That flavor combo sounds awesome to me!