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Brie Quesadillas

A super easy appetizer made with brie, flour tortillas, and fruit or jam. Super simple, yet elegant. It's a great hors d'eoeuvre to serve with wine.

When my husband and I moved away from California, we not only left great friends behind, but we also had to say goodbye to many of our favorite restaurants. We ate out a lot in CA (since kids weren't in the picture yet).

As time passed, I slowly forgot many of the dishes we'd eaten over the years, but a few remained firmly entrenched in my memory. One of those was the brie and grape quesadillas from Canal Club in Venice.

One day when I was longing for those quesadillas, it dawned on me that I could easily make them myself. I mean, what could possibly be hard about it? I'd made plenty of quesadillas before. There were no complicated ingredients, just brie and grapes as far as I could tell.

I went to the store, bought tortillas, grapes, and brie, and got to work.

Within minutes I was taking my first bite, instantly transported back to a dark turquoise vinyl booth at the Canal Club, laughing with friends and clinking glasses of Chardonnay as surfers passed by the window on their way to the beach.

If you're thinking that brie and grape quesadillas sound weird, you're not alone. Most people sort of make a face when I talk about how much I love them.

But then they try one, and they're all, "I MUST have this recipe."

A flour tortilla spread with brie and sliced grapes.

This appetizer is similar in flavor to baked brie in a puff pastry, but serving it in quesadilla form makes it much easier to eat. It's also a lot faster to prepare!

I do have a few pointers, though (scroll below for printable recipe).

How to Make Brie Quesadillas

  • First, you must use flour tortillas. If you can score homemade ones, even better.
  • Second, you need to buy a soft brie that's creamy so you can spread it a little bit. It doesn't need to be extra creamy, just creamy.
  • Third, decide on a fruit or jam to pair with the brie (or use a few different options).
  • Spread the brie onto half of the tortilla and spread a thin layer of jam or fruit onto the other half.
  • Fold and saute in a non-stick skillet with a little bit of olive oil.
  • Once both sides are lightly browned and cheese is melted, remove to a cutting board and cut into triangles.

Ideas for Brie Quesadilla Ingredients

  • Brie and sliced grapes
  • Brie and fig jam
  • Brie and blackberry jam
  • Brie and raspberry jam

I have tried all of these combinations, and they are all delicious!

This appetizer goes really well with wine if you're hosting a cocktail party or a wine tasting. The saltiness of the brie goes so well with fruit flavors and the warm, buttery tortilla.

Brie and Grape Quesadilla

Three simple ingredients make a delicious and elegant appetizer.
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Kate


  • 8 grapes cut into 1/4" slices
  • 3 tablespoon brie
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • olive oil


  • Spread one half of a flour tortilla with a thin layer of brie.
  • Top the brie with a layer of sliced grapes.
  • Fold tortilla in half.
  • In a skillet, heat a thin layer of olive oil over medium heat (you want the oil to fully coat the bottom of the pan, but don't use too much or the quesadillas will get greasy).
  • Once the oil is warm, place the folded tortilla onto the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the tortilla is slightly browned. Flip over and brown the other side.
  • Slice and serve with some mild guacamole (optional).


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 118mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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Monday 21st of December 2015

I was looking for this recipe because Canal Club was my favorite place to eat all the years I lived in Venice. Now that I have moved away, I wanted to make this for all the people in my life now that have not had it before. THANK YOU!!!


Tuesday 22nd of December 2015

Love it!! I'm so happy to hear from a fellow Canal Club fan. I'm pretty sure we ate there at least twice a month for four years. :) The quesadillas are honestly the easiest thing ever to make. People are a little skeptical when I tell them about the combination, but everyone I've fed it to LOVES it. Thanks for commenting!

Lori Hil

Monday 24th of August 2015

I adore quesadillas and feel like I could eat them every day. Would have never thought of this combo. Looks delicious!


Tuesday 25th of August 2015

It really is good. I love all forms of quesadillas, too!

Susan Deaven

Thursday 20th of August 2015

Will make these soon! Yum!


Thursday 20th of August 2015

You'll love them.

Tirralan - Tinseltown Mom

Wednesday 19th of August 2015

Wow, this is a different twist on one of my favorite meals/snacks. It's definitely worth trying.


Thursday 20th of August 2015

I hope you do!! Definitely pair with white wine, if you like that sort of thing. :)

Brooke @ Silver Lining

Wednesday 19th of August 2015

I totally made the face you talked about. But the pictures look so good, and it would be the perfect appetizer for a party I'm throwing... Now I have to try it. Thank you!


Wednesday 19th of August 2015

I thought the same thing until I ordered it (partly out of curiosity), and I've been hooked ever since!

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