Apple Quesadilla

Jump Into Saute with Apples!

Apple quesadilla.

Writer Harriet Van Horne once said, “Cooking is like love.  It should be entered into with abandon, or not all.”

In other words, you’ve got to give it your all in the kitchen.

 

Creativity Is A Means To Creating Positivity In Your Life

A study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology has suggested that engaging in creativity is a means to cultivating positivity in your life.

Why?

Because cooking and other creative activities are like hitting the pause button on life, stepping off the treadmill, racetrack, or perhaps it’s the shuttle of chaos that you feel like you blast off in every day.

 

 

The Fun Thing About Creativity in the Kitchen – The Results are Always Delicious!

So how do you start?  By learning a skill.  Again, like anything we do in life, drive a car, use a computer, use the self-checkout lane in the grocery store — there is some learning involved.

One skill you absolutely must master is sauté.  if you like to get things done fast in the kitchen this is the skill for you.

The origin of the word sauté means to jump – food cooks quickly in a small amount of fat.  Most chefs will toss the food to keep it moving.  If it stays in one place, it may burn.  At home, you don’t have to toss your food.  Simply move it around with a utensil.

 

The Key To Sauté

Here’s the key to successful sauté – remember these words:  Hot pan, cold oil.  Heat your pan BEFORE the oil goes in.  Once it’s hot add the fat, olive oil, butter, coconut oil, whatever your choice of fat is, then add your food.

 

 

Try Your Hand At Sauté With Apple Quesadillas

A fun recipe to practice your sauté skill on is Apple Quesadillas.  It’s a sweet, not savory take on a cheese quesadilla.  Sauté chopped apples in butter, add spices, toasted walnuts, wrap it in a tortilla, and drizzle it with a vanilla glaze.

It’s a recipe I created one day when I had apples and tortillas on hand and wanted to do something different and fun.

Give it a try.  Put your own creative twist on it.  Relax and enjoy!

Apple Quesadilla
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Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Fun To Make, Recipes

Servings: Serves 4

Apple Quesadilla. Apple quesadillas cut in half sitting on a cast iron comal drizzled in vanilla glaze

Enjoy an Apple Quesadilla for breakfast or dessert! This is a fun and different way to enjoy apples. Any crisp apple such as Fuji or Gala will work beautifully.

Ingredients

    Quesadilla
  • 2 Fuji apples
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 4 tablespoons walnuts, toasted
  • 4 8-inch flour tortillas
    Vanilla Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Mix together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Place lemon juice in a large bowl. Slice apples and toss with the lemon juice.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add butter and apples, sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Sauté just until apples are softened. Remove from heat and add raisins.
  4. While apples are cooking, heat the 4 tortillas on a skillet or comal.
  5. To assemble each quesadilla, scoop 1/4 of the apple mixture onto each tortilla and top with 1 tablespoon of toasted walnuts.
  6. Fold the tortilla in half. Cut each half into half.
  7. Drizzle with vanilla glaze.

Nutrition Facts

Apple Quesadilla

Serves

Amount Per Serving
Calories 360.38 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.43 g 17.6%
Saturated Fat 2.89 g 14.5%
Trans Fat 0.12 g
Cholesterol 7.82 mg 2.6%
Sodium 366.68 mg 15.3%
Total Carbohydrate 60.87 g 20.3%
Dietary Fiber 4.18 g 16.7%
Sugars 32.34 g
Protein 5.39 g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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