This combination may seem unusual--until you try it. The sweet-tartness of the apple, creaminess of the cheese and bite of the sauerkraut work together beautifully in this easy hot sandwich. Serve with oven-roasted potatoes or a green salad. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2002

Ken Haedrich


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  • Put sauerkraut and water in a medium nonreactive skillet. Gently heat just until the liquid has evaporated but not so much that the sauerkraut begins to stick to the pan. Remove from the heat.

  • Gradually heat a large cast-iron over medium heat. Put one tortilla in the pan and immediately sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over half of it. Quickly arrange about half the apple slices over the cheese, then top with half the sauerkraut, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle with another 1/3 cup cheese.

  • Fold the tortilla over the filled half and press gently on it with a spatula to seal. Heat the quesadilla until the bottom is golden, about 2 minutes, then carefully flip and lightly brown the other side. Slide the quesadilla onto a cutting board and cut it into halves or quarters. Prepare the second one in the same fashion.

  • Variation: If you like, a little chopped ham tastes wonderful layered in with the other ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; 9.7 g total fat; 4.3 g saturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 1388 mg sodium. 336 mg potassium; 49.8 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 24.9 g protein; 194 IU vitamin a iu; 13 mg vitamin c; 170 mcg folate; 430 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 39 mg magnesium;

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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 1 stars
I haven't made this recepie but I am concerned about heating up the sauerkraut in the water bath. Won't that kill all the good bacteria found in the sauerkraut provided it has not been processed. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Quick and easy If you are going to use the apples slice them very thin. Pros: Easy quick filling and low cal Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Unique and Delicious I used Dill Havarti cheese and organic corn tortillas prepared on a cast iron skillet. Great flavor and texture! Pros: Quick Easy Delicious Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Lacking something I made this tonight and was expecting a great burst of flavours and it just fell flat. I'm sure that for non-vegetarians added bacon would add that extra flavour to it but for me it just wasn't that great. I felt like it could've used a bit of kick and I've had apple and cheese combinations and apple and sauerkraut. It was OK but not something I will make again. Pros: Quick and very easy Cons: Bland needed something more to it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
A little too good I made this with Ezekial sprouted grain tortillas which have 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. I loved it. Unfortunately I loved it so much I ate the whole recipe by myself in one sitting. I wouldn't recommend that- its alot of cheese. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Strange combination but suprisingly works! I thought this recipe was a little strange but it really does work. I was very surprised to taste how well the combination of ingredients work together. Saurkraut does go with cheddar cheese. I make this like a panini in our indoor grill and serve with sweet potato fries and my husband gets a link of smoked sausage. It really all works together very well and it is a quick fix for dinner. Pros: Quick easy and filling Read More