Peach and Brie Quesadillas with Lime Honey Dipping Sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 cup thinly sliced peeled firm ripe peaches (about 2 large)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon brown sugar
3 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced
4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
Chive strips (optional)
This intriguing appetizer is savory-sweet. Ripe--but firm--peaches work best; if they're too soft, they'll make the tortillas soggy.
Placing the fillings on one side of the tortilla and folding the other half over (like a taco) makes the quesadillas easier to handle.
Whole wheat tortillas would also be great, offering a sweet, nutty taste.
The lime-honey dipping sauce balances the richness of the buttery filling.
To prepare sauce, combine first 3 ingredients, stirring with a whisk; set aside.
To prepare quesadillas, combine peaches, 1 tablespoon chives, and sugar, tossing gently to coat.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Arrange one-fourth of cheese and one-fourth of peach mixture over half of each tortilla; fold tortillas in half.
Coat pan with cooking spray.
Place 2 quesadillas in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until tortillas are lightly browned and crisp.
Remove from pan; keep warm.
Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas.
Cut each quesadilla into 3 wedges; serve with sauce.
Garnish with chive strips, if desired.
Pairs Well With
I made these for a brunch once and they were heavenly!
(Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light)