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Apricot dessert quesadillas

Total Time
24 min
10 min
14 min
We give a whole new meaning to quesadillas with this sweet cream-and-fresh-fruit version. It's perfect for brunch or dessert, and especially ideal for apricot lovers. The best part is it takes less than 25 minutes to make too. The apricots are flavored with a simple combination of cream cheese, granulated sugar, and lemon zest and juice. After the quesadillas are cooked in a skillet, simply cut them in half and dust with powdered sugar. It doesn't get much easier than that! This recipe is one of our favorite ways to use up fresh apricots, but feel free to experiment with other fruits if you have them on hand.


Low fat cream cheese

½ cup(s), at room temperature


1 Tbsp, granulated

Lemon zest

½ tsp, finely grated

Fresh lemon juice

1 tsp

Whole-wheat tortilla

4 tortilla(s), medium

Fresh apricot

4 item(s), thinly sliced

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)

1 Tbsp


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, granulated sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Spread 1/4 of cream cheese mixture on one half of each tortilla and top each with 1/4 of apricots; fold tortillas in half.
  2. Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; set over medium heat. Place 2 quesadillas in skillet and cook until golden brown on bottom, about 4 to 5 minutes; carefully flip quesadillas and cook until browned on other side, about 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm; repeat with remaining tortillas.
  3. Cut each quesadilla in half and dust with powdered sugar. Yields 1 quesadilla half per serving.