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Dessert Quesadillas

Dessert Quesadillas

Southern Living MARCH 2002

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 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.


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