If you’re looking for a peach dessert recipe, I’m guessing that “quesadilla” is not the first thing that comes to mind. Most people don’t think of quesadillas being a dessert. That’s too bad, because dessert quesadillas are fabulous! And, they are a perfect “Desperation Dessert” that you can throw together in just minutes. If you don’t believe me, [ Warning: Shameless Plug Ahead] check out my book “Quesadillas” and try one of the recipes from the dessert section – Mango Madness, Caramel Apple or Triple Chocolate Decadence for starters!
The crispy crunch of the tortilla and the soft melted cream cheese inside are the perfect template for an easy dessert feast with whatever fruit or traditional dessert ingredient you have in your kitchen. And, quesadillas take only minutes to make. Drizzle on some caramel or chocolate sauce, or sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top and you’re in business –
The key to making a top-notch quesadilla is something I learned as a kid growing up a few miles from the Mexican border: Cook them in a large covered skillet over medium heat with NO FAT IN THE PAN. Let me repeat for emphasis: DO NOT PUT FAT IN THE PAN!!! If you put fat in the skillet, it only makes the quesadilla greasy and often brunt on the outside. Just trust me on this – your flour tortilla will NOT burn and will NOT stick. It will turn out with a perfect crispy golden crunch. Go ahead – test me on this. I promise you will be in Quesadilla Heaven!