Bacon, Date, Apricot Jam and Gruyere Quesadilla


I don’t know about you, but the thought of apricot jam, bacon, dates and gruyere cheese brought together in a quesadilla sounds fabulous to me. I can tell you, I tried it tonight, and the flavors pair together wonderfully.

I used two large tortillas for my quesadilla. I began by spreading apricot jam over the inside of each tortilla.

On top of the jam on the bottom tortilla, I sprinkled a half cup of shredded gruyere cheese. Over the cheese, I sprinkled chopped, cooked bacon, chopped fresh dates, and a half a jalapeño that I had diced (seeds removed).

I placed the second tortilla on top of the ingredients and cooked it a large skillet that I had heated a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in. Once I placed the quesadilla into the skillet, I brushed a small amount of olive oil on the top tortilla.

This quesadilla was definitely big enough for two people. You would only need a small green salad to round out the meal. I think it would be wonderful served as an appetizer and cut into small pieces.


2 flour tortillas

3-4 figs, pit removed, chopped

2 slices cooked bacon

1/2 cup shredded gruyere cheese

2 tablespoons apricot jam

1/2 jalapeño, diced, seeds removed


  1. Cook bacon.
  2. Remove and toss pits from dates. Chop dates.
  3. Drizzle olive oil into a large skillet.
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon apricot jam on each tortilla.
  5. Sprinkle cheese on bottom tortilla.
  6. Add bacon, jalapeño and dates.
  7. Put top tortilla on.
  8. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side (over medium heat) until the tortilla starts to become brown and crispy.


Until next time, Kris



Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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