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Caramelized Plantain Quesadillas

Our Caramelized Plantain Quesadillas recipe is carefully crafted to make your next meal time extraordinary. Get the step by step instructions to make this delicious dish.

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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.