Monday, March 7, 2011

Apple Quesadillas

So, I should TOTALLY have more pictures of food, because that's what will have people flocking to this site, right? I thought about this the other night as I bit into something that I went, hmm, this would make a good blog, or flog... HA!  However, that would require me to, a) have a camera ready as I put hot food on a plate, b) not be trying to manage 5 children into the intricate game of "set the table and no distractions right now please" and c) not be trying to eat the food while it's... STILL HOT.  So, I'll work on that picture bit.  Promise.

Today's food blog comes from a modified recipe from the Whole Foods website.  I made this recipe the way they called for it at first, then decided to play with it the next time.  As follows.

Need:  3 Sharp Crisp Apples (think Honeycrisp or Fuji)
           2 Tortillas per person  (we use Rotiland Uncooked Roti-Tortilla because they are spms free)
                   *These are purchased at our local CostCo
           1/2 lb Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
           1 lime
           Sea Salt (I'll rant about this at a later date, read the ingredient list on your standard salt, DEXTROSE!)
           Chili Powder

Prep:  Slice the apples into extremely thin slices, put them into a bowl and squeeze 1/2 a lime over them, then season with 2:1 parts chili powder and sea salt.  I like mine to be very covered and use about a tablespoon of chili powder and 1/2 tbs salt.  1/2 tablespoon chili powder and 3/4 tsp salt is probably sufficient.  Grate your cheddar cheese and (mostly) precook your tortillas on a medium heat griddle ~325.

Now:  Layer the quesadillas on the griddle with a tortilla, cheese, apple slices from edge to edge, more cheese, and another tortilla.  Cook them slowly, and once the cheese begins to melt on the top side, flip them and cook until the cheese is nice and gooey.  Serve piping hot with a side of sour cream and salsa (if wanted), and ENJOY!  This is a flavor sensation that is an experience that you've probably not had before.


  1. I have a related recipe! Two, actually... similar flavor idea:


    Pear & Provalone sandwiches - use carmelized onions, ripe RED pear (this is important- they taste better than other pears when cooked) slices, provalone... make a pannini with your favorite bread. I use a foreman grill and put cans on it to weigh down the lid. They are melt in your mouth amazing, and might be something your aspiring vegetarian appreciates ;)

  2. Thanks for the comment! I'll totally have to try that!