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Roasted Cranberry Quesadillas

Roasted Cranberry Quesadillas

Roasted Cranberry Quesadillas



2 cups Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, chopped

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon finely chopped orange zest

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

4 (8-inch) flour tortillas

1 to 2 tablespoons butter

Maple syrup for drizzling

Mint sprigs

Vanilla ice cream, if desired


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cranberries, brown sugar, oil, orange zest and cinnamon in 11x7-inch baking dish; toss until mixed. Spread mixture evenly in dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until cranberries are tender, stirring occasionally.

To assemble quesadillas, spread 1/4 of the cream cheese over each tortilla almost to edges. Top 2 of the tortillas evenly with roasted cranberry mixture. Place remaining 2 tortillas cheese side down over cranberry mixture.

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in large heavy skillet over medium heat. Place 1 of the quesadillas in skillet, pressing down firmly with metal spatula. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, carefully turning once. Add additional butter to skillet if necessary. Cook remaining quesadilla.

To serve, cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Place on serving plates and drizzle with desired amount of maple syrup. Garnish with mint and serve with ice cream.

Makes 2 to 4 servings.

2008 Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest Finalist

Michael Cohen

Los Angeles, CA


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Roasted Cranberry Quesadillas

Anonymous from Great Falls, MT 10/06/2008 at 10:45 AM

Tried and found them to be too sweet! Okay, but won't make again.

sounds yummy

Anonymous from Valdosta, GA 10/04/2008 at 12:55 PM

unique and great idea

Classy Recipe-Yummy Results!

Cindy from Skyforest, CA 10/02/2008 at 07:42 PM

Fantastic! As a fellow Southern Californian I can realy appreciate this fantastic take on the Quesadilla. Good work, Michael of Los Angeles!! Good luck in the OceanSpray contest.

I can't wait to try this

Anonymous from , 10/02/2008 at 03:43 PM

I know my family will like it.

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