Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas.

Gooey brie quesadillas stuffed with thinly sliced apples and topped with an easy 2-ingredient caramel sauce. These are the perfect “anytime” food. 

Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas - an easy 20 minute recipe. Extra crispy and cheesy! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Earlier this month, I teamed up with Werther’s Original. Are you familiar with their caramel products and candies?

I have been dying to work closely with Werther’s ever since I began my food blog. There are only a handful of companies that I’ve worked with in the past (I’m extremely picky about what companies I boast on my blog) and I am so happy to say that Werther’s is now one of them. I freaking LOVE their caramels.

When Werther’s Original asked me to come up with a new recipe for them, I knew immediately what I wanted to make. Something different, interesting, and unique. Something I will gladly eat for lunch, dinner, dessert, heck – even breakfast!

Quesadillas are my versatile “anytime” food.

Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas - a 20 minute recipe. Extra crispy and cheesy! sallysbakingaddiction.com

I’m currently typing this post with sticky caramel fingers.

I bought a 10-pack of whole wheat tortillas and a few rounds of brie last week and have been making these caramel apple quesadillas practically each day since – including for lunch today. When I like something, I really like something.

I know what you’re thinking - caramel and cheese?  Yes! It totally works. Brie is a cow’s milk cheese that pairs wonderfully with brown sugar, fruits, and jams. I’ve never shared a recipe using brie on my website before. I have no clue why I waited this long because I simply love the stuff.

Brie is one of my favorite cheeses to tuck inside homemade quesadillas. 

Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas - an easy 20 minute recipe. Extra crispy and cheesy! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Today’s recipe is for 2 quesadillas (4 quarters each). You can easily halve it to make 1 quesadilla or double, triple, etc the recipe to feed a few more quesadilla lovers. When we have a few friends over, I make about 3 quesadillas total and we pick at the 12 quarters. Served with a few other snacks of course. ;)

Making quesadillas at home is about as easy at it comes.

First, butter/oil your frying pan over medium heat. I like my quesadillas crispy with a few golden brown spots. Make sure to butter or oil the pan for each quesadilla if you prefer crispy as well. However, be careful. Too much butter or oil could result in a flimsy, greasy, soggy tortilla. The trick is to use about 1/2 teaspoon of butter per quesadilla.

Add 1 tortilla over the melted butter/oil. I prefer whole wheat tortillas because they have a bit more fiber than white flour tortillas. Makes me feel a bit healthier, especially as I continue to add more and more cheese!  Anyway – use any kind of tortilla you prefer.

Next, cut off as much or as little brie as you’d like and smear/piece it on top of the tortilla. I use 3 oz of cheese per quesadilla. Add a few thinly sliced apple pieces on top. I used a combination of tart Granny Smith and sweet Honey Crisp apples.

How to make Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas

Place another tortilla on top of the fillings. I like to press down on the top tortilla with the back of a spatula to really get the bottom to cook.  Lift the bottom tortilla up to peek underneath. Has it browned enough on the bottom for you?  If so, flip the quesadilla with a large spatula to cook the other side.

Mmm. The crispy brown spots are the best, am I right?!

Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas

Once flipped, cook the underside of the quesadilla for another 2-3 minutes. OR until the underside has reached your “desired crispy brownness.”

At this point you’ll begin to see the cheese oozing out of the sides. Once the bottom tortilla has browned, slide the quesadilla onto a large cutting board. Cut it into 4 pieces and admire all of the melty cheese.

Seriously! Look at all of that gooey brie melting out the sides.

Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas - an easy 20 minute recipe. Extra crispy and cheesy! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Wait! The apple brie quesadillas aren’t ready yet. They need their homemade caramel drizzle. I usually prepare the caramel ahead of time and let it sit at room temperature until my quesadillas are ready.

The 2 ingredient caramel sauce is easy. You’ll need 14 Werther’s Original® Baking Caramels and 1 Tablespoon of cream (or milk). Cream or half-and-half will produce the best tasting caramels. Try to avoid using soy products or nonfat milk. You need dairy fat to make the best tasting and best textured caramel sauce.

Melt the caramels and cream over low-medium heat. Stir until completely melted, about 5-10 minutes. That’s it!

How to Make Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

I drizzled the caramel heavily on top of the two quesadillas. If you’re not as heavy handed as I am, there will be some leftover caramel sauce.

(Homemade caramel sauce is VERY good drizzled over vanilla frozen yogurt. Just sayin!)

Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas - an easy 20 minute recipe. Extra crispy and cheesy! sallysbakingaddiction.com

I’m not sure which part of these cheesy, sweet quesadillas I like the best. The melty brie. The soft, warm apples. Drippy caramel sauce or buttery crisp tortillas. Thankfully you won’t have to choose. Just have it all. Just-have-it-allll.

Ok, I think I’m hungry for another. Don’t judge me.

Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas - an easy 20 minute recipe. Extra crispy and cheesy! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Proceed at your own risk.

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Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas

Gooey brie quesadillas stuffed with thinly sliced apples and topped with an easy 2-ingredient caramel sauce. These are the perfect "anytime" food. Snack, dessert, lunch, dinner, breakfast.

Yield: 2 large quesadillas (four quarters each)

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

Easy Caramel Sauce

Quesadillas

  • butter or oil, for the pan
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (I use 8 or 9 inch flour tortillas)
  • 4-6 ounces brie, sliced (rind removed)*
  • 1 small apple, thinly sliced

Directions:

Make the caramel sauce first: Add the caramels and cream to a small saucepan over low-medium heat. Constantly stir, allowing the caramels to fully melt. Once melted, turn off the stove and let the caramel sit in the pan until ready to use. You could also use a microwave to melt the caramels and cream together, but you would have to stop and stir every minute or so. I find the stove melts the caramels more evenly and it is much easier.

Make the quesadillas: Heat 1/2 teaspoon of butter or oil in a large skillet. Use enough to coat the entire bottom of the pan. You may need to add a little more than 1/2 teaspoon. Lay 1 tortilla in the skillet and top with 2-3 ounces of brie. However much or little cheese you'd like. I like a lot of cheese, so I use 3 ounces per quesadilla. Top the cheese with a few pieces of thinly sliced apples. I used about 8-9 thin slices per quesadilla. You'll have some slices leftover.

Top with another tortilla and press down with the back of a spatula to get the tortillas nice and tight together. Allow to cook until the cheese begins to melt, about 3 minutes. Lift up the bottom of the tortilla to make sure the bottom is browning. Once browned to your liking, flip the quesadilla onto the other side using a large spatula. Cook the underside for about 3 minutes until it reaches your desired brownness.

Slide onto a large cutting board and cut into 4 pieces. Butter the skillet again and repeat with other quesadillas. If preparing several quesadillas at once, slide un-cut quesadillas onto a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200F oven and slice into wedges just before serving. 

Drizzle caramel over the quesadillas. If the caramel became too hard and solid during this time, warm it back up on the stove for 2 minutes before drizzling. Serve immediately. Leftover caramel may be stored in the refrigerator for 1 week. Warm it up before using again.

*If you're not a fan of brie, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese per quesadilla makes a wonderful substitution.

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Do you dig caramel as much as I do? Check out a few of these recipes:

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

 

Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

Caramel Apple Turnovers

 

Caramel Snickers 7 Layer Bars

Snickers 7 Layer Bars

 

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Loaded Caramel Dipped Pretzel Rods

Caramel Dipped Pretzels

For even more caramel goodness, check out the caramel community over at Werther’s Original.

*This is a sponsored post for Werther’s Original.  I have been compensated for making this recipe.  However, I was not paid to write a review and all opinions are 100% my own.

 

   

55 Responses to “Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas.”

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    Rachel @ Bakeritaposted October 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    This is something I don’t think I would ever think of, but it sounds like possibly one of the most delicious things EVER. I need to make it, and am seriously considering abandoning all homework right now to go get me some brie! Mmm, delicious! Pinning for suuure. :D

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    • Sallyreplied on October 27th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks for pinning, Rachel. And yes – most delicious combination of ingredients… ever. You would never think, but yes. It works!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girlposted October 27, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Werther’s was one of my favorite childhood candies, me and my mother would share them together any minute we could. This quesadilla looks fabulous!

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    Nora (Buttercream Fanatic)posted October 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I only like caramel in small doses, so this is perfect for me. Plus I will eat literally anything that involves brie. Great recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 27th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      You and I are alike. I think brie goes with everything!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted October 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Oh my gosh, Sally…I’m a sucker for brie in ANYTHING. These look simply amazing! I think I’ll make ‘em for dinner this week. :-)

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    Liz @Life Made Swetposted October 27, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Sally! These sound soooo yummy!! I love apple and Brie together and the idea of caramel with them sound amazing ! Werthers caramels are definitely my favorite caramel by far and I love this recipe! I can’t wait to make these!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 27th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks Liz! I remember eating Werther’s caramels with my grandpa when I was little. They have always been a favorite. I hope you love these quesadillas!

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talentposted October 27, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    These look great! What a creative idea :)

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.posted October 27, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Apples and cheese are one of the best combos there is, and adding caramel to that? Genius! These look absolutely delicious, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 27th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Amanda! I couldn’t agree more.

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    Anna {Herbivore Triathlete}posted October 27, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Wow! This looks amazing Sally. Back when in my pre-vegan days, Brie was definitely my favorite cheese. This quesadilla would’ve easily been a fast favorite for me. I think the flavor combo is fantastic, great work!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 27th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you Anna – for the kind comment. Even though you don’t eat brie! So sweet. Hope you had a nice weekend!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweetposted October 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    You have just taken quesadillas to a whole new delicious level! Oh my!!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted October 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Great, creative use for the caramels! I bet the flavor is so good with the apples, caramel, brie…mmm! I made an apple, PB, brie grilled cheese for my cookbook and can imagine the caramel sauce is excellent in the quesadillas. My kind of quesadillas, too – sweeter rather than savory :)

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    Stephanie @ Back For Secondsposted October 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Um. Yes, please! These look awesome! I totally want one for dinner :)

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    Jaclynposted October 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    These look like the best quesadillas ever!

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    Tieghanposted October 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    This is the best combo! I did it early this month, but in a waffle. So good! I love the quesadillas’s!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted October 27, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I toooootally am dying for this combination of brie and caramel apple, Sally! I think I’ll be able to take a minor break from my straightforward caramel apples to combine them with some brie for a fantastic quesadilla!

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    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolateposted October 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Sweet and savoury at its best right here!

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    erin @hooleywithazposted October 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    brie is hands down my favorite cheese in the world. i would eat it on anything! and this looks like the best recipe for the fall ever.

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    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchenposted October 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    This sounds amazing… My stomach is growling right now! This seems like a perfect “hit the spot anytime” food! (Snack or meal.)

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    Shelby Sposted October 28, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Ok, I’m drooling these look flipping amazing Sally! Plus they are made with whole wheat tortillas which means HEALTHY! Haha!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 28th, 2013 at 10:08 am

      TOTAL health food. Yes. ;)

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    Jamielyn@iheartnaptimeposted October 28, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Oh my goodness! These look amazing! It’s midnight and I’m starving!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 28th, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Jamielyn! I’m pretty much always hungry for a quesadilla.

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    Becca @ Crumbsposted October 28, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Oh wow Brie is my favourite cheese! Only ever had it with apple on a cheese board but I know the combination is amazing!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted October 28, 2013 at 5:20 am

    What a genius idea for a quesadilla! Who would’ve thought to add caramel?! You are my hero, Sally!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmegposted October 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Whoa! Great idea. Quesadillas kicked up a notch…or 3.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted October 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Hello yummy dessert quesadilla!

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    Laurenposted October 28, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Is it bad I’ve never tried brie?! I love apple grilled cheese sandwiches so I imagine this would take it to an entirely new level!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 28th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      It’s not bad at all. I resisted trying it for years! You have to give this a go, Lauren.

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    Ari @ Ari's Menuposted October 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I am ALL ABOUT these! I love the sweet and savory combination and the melty cheese, and that caramel sauce on top? The perfect addition!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 28th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Yes! I love sweet and savory right now, Ari. Well, I always love it. But I just had the most incredible sweet/savory pizza and I hope to recreate it at home (and post on my blog!).

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    Alexe @ Keys to the Cucinaposted October 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    These are perfection Sally, can’t wait to try them out!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted October 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    What an incredible fall quesadilla, love the caramel sauce!

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    Beth @ bethcakesposted October 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I made quesadillas yesterday too, but now I’m sad they are not these quesadillas. Haha :) I’ve seen quite a few apple and cheese recipes recently, but I think this one is my favorite! It looks so caramel-y and cheesy and I wouldn’t have thought to put those two together!

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.composted October 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    This is one heck of a quesadilla – love the combination of caramel and apple with brie! Yumsiferous indeed! :)

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    Jess @ On Sugar Mountainposted October 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I think if you call this “anytime food” I may develop a problem doing anything else BUT eating these quesadillas! Oh it’s breakfast time? Time for quesadillas! Mid-morning snack? QUESADILLASSSSSSS!

    But I could indeed see myself eating these anywhere, any time, all the time. :D

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    • Sallyreplied on October 28th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Haha same with me Jes. Anytime is quesadilla time. Especially when caramel is involved…

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    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa}posted October 28, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    These look delicious! I agree that quesadillas are a great “anytime” food. Anything that’s good on its own is even better in a quesadilla! Loving the brie + caramel combo!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 28th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Erica, you put it perfectly! Anything that is good on its own is good in a quesadilla. SO true. I could eat these every meal.

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    Caleyposted October 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    What a fun idea! My mom used to make me cinnamon-toast tortillas (butter a flour tortilla, sprinkle with alternating stripes of cinnamon and sugar, broil), and they were so good…adding apples and cheese would have been an awesome plan ;). I wonder how these would work with cream cheese? Like the honey-walnut flavor, or strawberry…as always, so many options with your fabulous recipes! :D

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    • Sallyreplied on October 29th, 2013 at 10:47 am

      OH my gosh. Honey walnut flavor with cream cheese. Holy mackerel that sounds incredible Caley! I love how your mind works. We should team up and brainstorm recipe ideas :)

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    Sharonposted October 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

    What an innovative idea! I will definitely make these! I like the combo of salty and sweet (cheese and caramel) and the crunch you get from the apples! Nice work :)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 29th, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Yeah! Thanks Sharon.

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    Amyposted October 30, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I love the combination of sweet and salty, and your quesadillas are just perfect for that! The brie and caramel, the apples and brie, the caramel and apples… Oh my! My mom would be ecstatic to try a slice — she’s exactly the same as me, except she loves brie even more!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 30th, 2013 at 10:00 am

      Tell your mom she MUST make these!

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    Megan @ For the Love of Cookiesposted October 31, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Woah! This looks amazing! I was just thinking the other day about trying out a grilled cheese with brie and apples but I wanted to see what apples went best with brie first lol. And I never would have thought to add caramel to that flavor combo but it sounds amazing!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 31st, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you Megan! And I think that any apples would be good with brie. What ISN’T good with brie?! I love honey crisps the most.

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    Nutmeg Nannyposted November 3, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I just adore this recipe :) brie and caramel, yum!

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    Raquelposted November 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Yum! I’ve actually never tried brie & caramel together but I’m adding it to my grocery list right now. Mmmm.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 5th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Hi Raquel! I hope you enjoy these. I just made them again the other night!

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    Kellyposted November 12, 2013 at 10:40 am

    The brie, apples, and caramel go so well together! I completely failed at the flipping step when making these, with apples falling out of the edges. Mine didn’t fuse together very well, so maybe I need more brie next time? Despite my falling-apart quesadilla, it was delicious.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 12th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Sounds like you need more cheese. That’s definitely a good thing. ;) I’m happy you liked it Kelly!

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