Peaches and Cream Quesadillas
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southwest
Peach Quesadillas put a sweet twist on everyone's favorite Southwest dish. Tortillas are filled with peaches and cream cheese then, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar for a fast, easy summertime dessert.
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 16 ounces light cream cheese, softened
  • 8 medium (9 to 10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 4 cups ⅛ inch slices firm but ripe peeled peaches
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • Few dashes nutmeg
  • Cinnamon sugar or caramel syrup as desired
  1. Mix almond extract with cream cheese. Spread 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture on each tortilla..
  2. Toss peaches in sugar and sauté peach slices in butter, ginger and nutmeg over high heat in a 10 inch skillet, stirring constantly to brown but not burn. Remove from skillet and wipe pan dry with a paper towel. Spread ¾ cup of peach mixture over a tortilla. Repeat three times, making four covered tortillas.
  3. Place these four tortillas, tortilla side down, in skillet over medium heat. Place remaining four tortillas, cream cheese side down, on top of tortilla in pan. Press down with a wide spatula to remove any air pockets. Cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes, checking frequently until bottom tortilla is crisp and browned.
  4. Turn tortillas over and cover and cook another 1 to 2 minutes, until bottom tortilla is crisp and browned. Repeat this process for remaining tortillas. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar as desired. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.
Recipe by Everyday Southwest at