Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cajeta Quesadillas with Fruit Salsa




Cajeta Quesadillas With Fruit Salas
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.  It is hard to believe time flies so fast.  Today, I am sharing a recipe I found in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  It is a fruit quesadilla with Cajeta or Dulce de Leche (which is what I used).  These quesadillas are perfect for an afternoon snack or a light dessert.  Start by making a fruit salsa.  Chop some fresh pineapple and stir in some fresh blackberries, agave nectar, fresh lime juice, and a pinch of salt.  Once the salsa is made, set it aside. Take an 8-inch flour tortilla and spread one side with melted butter and the other with dulce de leche or cajeta. I deviated from the recipe - I spread the whole tortilla with dulce de leche.  The recipe states spread it over half.   Add some sliced bananas over the dulce de leche, fold the tortilla in half and cook in a large nonstick skillet until lightly browned on each side.  Cut the tortilla into wedges (I let mine cool a little so the dulce de leche would not leak out too much).  Top the quesadillas with whipped cream and fruit salsa.  You can drizzle with additional cajeta or dulce de leche.  The recipe calls for using whipping cream, but I cheated and used Ready Whip.  These quesadillas were very tasty.  The sweetness of the dulce de leche was a perfect combination for the fruits.  The blackberries added a nice ever so slight tang to compliment the sweetness.  I love the color of these quesdillas - so bright and festive.

Cajeta Quesadillas With Fruit Salsa
From Better Homes and Gardens

Ingredients:
Fruit Salsa

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped fresh pineapple
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
Pinch salt
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup cajeta or dulce de leche
1 large banana, sliced
1/2 cup whipping cream
Cajeta or dulce de leche

Directions:


1. For fruit salsa, in a medium bowl combine pineapple, blackberries, agave nectar, lime juice, and salt; set aside.

2. For the quesadillas, lightly brush one side of each tortilla with the butter.  Place the tortillas, butter side down, on cutting board or waxed paper.  Spread 2 tablespoons cajeta or dulce de leche over half of each tortilla.  Top with banana slices.  Fold over tortilla and gently press down.
3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 1 minute.  Cook quesadillas, two at a time, over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until light brown, turning once.  Transfer to cutting board and cut into wedges.
4.  In a small bowl beat whipping cream with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form.  To serve, place quesadilla wedges on a serving plate.  Top with whipped cream and fruit salsa.  Drizzle with additional cajeta or dulce de leche.

Make 4 servings










Buttered Tortilla
Spread with dulce de leche
Bananas

















Cooking
Beautiful colors

3 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Never had a dessert quesadilla before, they sound fantastic!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. Ooh, I love the fruit salsa idea!

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  3. I have friends coming for lunch…hummm….this sounds like such a wonderful dessert!

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