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Caramelized Plantain Quesadillas

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  • Ingredients & Instructions



  • 4

    Organic Flour Tortillas
  • 8

    oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature for 1 hour out of package
  • ½

    tsp powdered sugar
  • ¼

    tsp vanilla extract
  • small pinch of ground cinnamon to taste
  • 4

    oz heavy whipping cream
  • 2

    tbsp unsalted butter, divided and softened to room temperature
  • 1

    tsp granulated sugar
  • 2

    ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • chocolate sauce
  • caramel sauce


  • Step 1

    In a bowl add the cream cheese, the first 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Use a hand mixer or electric mixer to whip the cream and second 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar until you get soft peaks. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  • Step 3

    Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and sugar and heat until the butter is melted and sugar dissolved.

  • Step 4

    Add the plantains and cook until browned, 2 minutes per side. Swirl the butter around the plantains to coat evenly. Turn them and brown on the other side.

  • Step 5

    Remove from the pan and set aside. Wipe out the pan.

  • Step 6

    Spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese onto a tortilla. Cover half of the tortilla with an even layer of plantains, about 8 slices. Fold the tortilla in half.

  • Step 7

    Heat the cast iron skillet over medium heat and use a spatula to carefully place the tortilla into the pan. Cook until brown and crispy for 3 minutes then carefully turn and brown for 3 more minutes on the other side.

  • Step 8

    Remove the quesadilla and top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and caramel.

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