Dessert Quesadillas

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
7 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
6 (10-inch) flour tortillas
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup caramel sauce
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


Toss together first 4 ingredients.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add apple mixture, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Remove apple mixture, and set aside; wipe skillet clean.

Spread 1 tablespoon butter evenly on 1 side of each tortilla.

Stir together cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread cheese mixture evenly on unbuttered side of each tortilla; top evenly with apple mixture. Fold tortillas in half over apple mixture.

Cook quesadillas, in batches, in skillet over medium heat 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drizzle with caramel sauce, and sprinkle with pecans before serving.

Eva Jones, Tower Hill, Illinois,

Southern Living

March 2002
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