Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dessert Quesadillas

Following a basic technique, you can make all sorts of delicious dessert quesadillas. So far, we've made some with pear preserves and with cream cheese and cinnamon apples (my favorite so far!).

flour tortillas
olive oil or butter
filling combinations: fruit and cream cheese, fruit and nutella, nutella and cream cheese, peanut butter with honey and bananas, etc.
complimentary toppings: chocolate syrup, cinnamon apple drippings, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, etc.

Heat skillet over medium heat. Spray lightly with olive oil or melt a little butter to prevent sticking.

Spread cream cheese, nutella, or peanut butter on one side of tortilla. Place other side down in the skillet. Add fillings to half the tortilla, then fold over with a spatula. Let brown lightly, then flip to the other side to brown. Remove from skillet and add desired topping(s). Serve hot. (Some combinations go well with ice cream.)

Filling/topping suggestions (though the possibilities are endless...):
* cinnamon apples with cream cheese/cinnamon sugar and cinnamon apple drippings
* peanut butter and honey with bananas (cream cheese optional)/honey and powdered sugar
* bananas with nutella/chocolate syrup
* strawberries with cream cheese/powdered sugar
* peaches with cream cheese/powdered sugar
* blueberries with cream cheese/powdered sugar
* strawberries and bananas with nutella/chocolate syrup
* nutella with chopped almonds or pecans and coconut/chocolate syrup

If you don't want to use fresh fruit, you can cook some down with a little sugar and butter to make a pie-like filling for them.

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