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Roasted Cranberry Quesadillas

Roasted Cranberry Quesadillas

Roasted Cranberry Quesadillas


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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 decoration and drizzling

Mint sprigs for decoration

Vanilla ice cream, if desired for garnish


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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