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Fig and Gouda Quesadilla

Fig and Gouda Quesadilla

There's nothing novel about pairing figs and gouda, but stuffing them both between two tortillas that crisp into a flakey buttery crust, takes the classic combo to all new heights. (Recipe Credit: Marc Matsumoto of Fresh Tastes.)


Yield: Makes 2 small quesadillas


  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 4 small flour tortillas
  • 5.3 ounces figs (sliced into 1/4-inch thick wedges)
  • 3.5 ounces shredded aged gouda


  1. Move your oven rack to the top position and preheat a sheet pan in your broiler.
  2. Divide and spread the butter on one side of all 4 tortillas.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add one tortilla, buttered side down.
  4. Sprinkle some cheese on top and then arrange half the figs on top. Sprinkle with some more cheese. When the bottom of the tortilla starts to crisp, transfer it to the sheet pan in your broiler and let the figs caramelize a bit on top.
  5. While the first quesadilla is in your broiler, assemble the second quesadilla in your pan and transfer that to the broiler.
  6. Once the pan is empty again, top the first quesadilla (the one you just took out of the broiler) with another tortilla, buttered side up. Flip this quesadilla into the empty pan so that the fresh tortilla is face down in the pan. Fry until crisp.
  7. Repeat with the other quesadilla.
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