Recipe Box, Peach & Prosciutto Quesadilla

Here’s a fun light lunch or appetizer~so summery, sweet and tangy~

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I like to crisp the tortillas on both sides before assembling

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just a few minutes in a hot skillet with a little olive oil to get both sides golden

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then slice the peeled peaches in half

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and toss into the skillet or onto your grill, cut side down, to brown a little and get warm.  Add the prosciutto to brown a little too

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slice the peaches and build the quesadilla with a layer of prosciutto

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top with sliced peaches

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a slice of cheese

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Top with another tortilla and return to skillet on medium low

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Cover with a lid to help warm and melt the cheese

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and your summer sandwich is born!

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The tang of the prosciutto plays off the sweetness of the fruit  and melted cheese

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to deliver a burst of unexpected flavor

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It is a great light bite or summer meal

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Here’s the recipe:

PEACH & PROSCIUTTO QUESADILLA    for a printable version click here

1 peach

2-3 slices prosciutto

2 small flour tortillas

1 oz slice of Havarti,  Gouda or Fontina cheese,

brown sugar, optional

olive oil

Crisp tortillas on both sides in a little olive oil over medium high heat until golden, watching carefully.  Peel peach and cut in half, sprinkle with brown sugar for added sweetness if desired.   Brown peach and prosciutto in skillet  or on a grill, until just starting to brown.  Place prosciutto on one tortilla, slice peaches halves and place them on top of prosciutto.  Top peaches with a slice of a mild, good melting cheese such as Havarti, Gouda,  or Fontina. Top with another tortilla and return to skillet.  Cover with a pot lid and warm quesadilla over medium low heat until cheese has melted.  Cut into 1/4ths to serve.  Makes 4 pieces, or 1 serving.  For appetizer servings plan on 1-2 quarters per person.

Note: if you use larger tortillas, increase the ingredients to make it nice and full.  You might want to add more cheese too, it helps “glue” the ingredients together.  A larger tortilla will also yield more servings, cut it into 1/6ths or 1/8ths.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your summer is just peachy!

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Comments
6 Responses to “Recipe Box, Peach & Prosciutto Quesadilla”
  1. Oh how interesting and tasty sounding!!
    Kenley

  2. Rettabug says:

    Gosh, Jenna, it looks & sounds heavenly…very unusual, too.
    I rarely even buy tortillas but I might have to put some on my grocery list now.

    Have you ever tried it with grilled pineapple slices?? We LOVE pineapple on the grill. In fact, just thinking about it is making my mouth water right now. Must be getting near dinner time. LOL

    • Grilled pineapple would be wonderful of course, and diced chicken would be a good addition to to make them hardier~ just make sure to use enough cheese to glue everything together!

  3. Mary says:

    What a wonderful combination of flavors and something I can throw together for lunch for one! I just picked up some fresh peaches from the Farmers Market, and I have some tortillas. I’m pulling out the panini press tomorrow 🙂

  4. Nicole says:

    Yum, I would’ve never thought to put peaches and prosciutto together. But I bet it tastes Amazing!

  5. Gorgeous, delicious sounding and as always fabulous! Thank you for sharing on the BBQ Block :Party!
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

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