Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Grilled Raspberry Quesadillas

Summer meals are often cooked on the BBQ...and here's a dessert to throw on the grill while it's still warm.  A filling of fresh raspberries, cream cheese and chocolate morsels sandwiched between two flour tortillas makes for a great grilled dessert.

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate morsels (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  1. Put the cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Place a tortilla on a cutting board. 
  3. Spread half of the filling on the tortilla.
  4. Place raspberries evenly over cream cheese.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the filling.
  6. Spread remaining cream cheese mixture on other tortilla, and place (cream cheese down) on top of first tortilla to create a sandwich.
  7. Press down on tortilla sandwich gently. 
  8. Slide the quesadilla off the cutting board and onto the grill.
  9. Close the lid.
  10. Cook for about 3 minutes...then give the quesadilla a quarter turn.
  11. After several more minutes, carefully flip the entire quesadilla over. 
  12. Grill until somewhat browned and crispy with a hot, bubbly filling. 
  13. Slide onto cutting board and allow to cool for a minute or two before slicing.
  14. Serve with a scoop of ice-cream.
  15. Serves 2-4