Smoked Apple Quesadillas

Smoked apples, bacon, smoked gouda, and grilled onions make for a perfectly savory/sweet combination. Dipped in homemade bbq sauce, these quesadillas are the perfect snack for your next fall gathering.

Makes two quesadillas

- Ingredients -
2 apples

Apple Brine
1 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt

4 slices bacon
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/4 cup smoked gouda, shredded

(2) 12-inch flour tortillas

Homemade BBQ Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup molasses
3 dashes Tabasco
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper


- Tools - 


How To 

Use your Apple Peeler to slice and core your apples (peeling them is optional). 


Place them into a Vacuum Sealer Bag or Canister and pour in the brine. Let brine for at least 4 hours. If not using a Vacuum Sealer, allow them to brine at least overnight. 


Preheat your Smoker to 200. Smoke the brined apples at 200 for 45 minutes. 


Fry the bacon until crispy in a large skillet. Remove bacon from pan, reserving the grease. Fry the red onions in the grease over medium heat until soft, then remove the onions. Place a tortilla into the pan, then sprinkle with half of the smoked gouda. On one half, layer on half of the smoked apples, crumbled bacon, and onions. Use a spatula to fold over the quesadilla. Allow to brown for a minute, then flip and brown the other side. Remove from the pan and repeat for the other tortilla.

Slice and serve. 


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