This post is brought to you by Libby’s®, but all thoughts are my own.
Whether you’re hosting a big game day party this weekend, heading over to a friend’s house to watch some football, or simply staying at home and laying low, I’ve got the perfect appetizer or snack to share. I had a blast testing out several varieties of peach quesadillas – and by testing, I mean cooking and photographing and then eating a ton.
I have a hard time with a lot of fresh fruits because of something called oral allergy syndrome. When I eat certain fresh fruits, I have an allergic reaction. OAS is not actually a food allergy but an allergy to weeds and trees. Rather than go into a complex explanation here (you’re welcome to google it), I’ll just say this: I miss eating many fruits, and look for opportunities to eat as much cooked or canned fruit as I can, since cooked fruits are fine for me to eat.
So when I was challenged to come up with a game-day appetizer using one of Libby’s® fruits or vegetables, I was drawn immediately to their canned peaches and determined that I would find a way to showcase peaches in a unique recipe. I made three recipes – one flopped, and the other two were fantastic. Today, I’m going to share with you my first success (the second recipe will be coming soon, I promise!).
Peach Quesadillas 3 Ways
- Lightly butter one side of a tortilla and place it, butter-side-down on a heated skillet. Add a thin layer of your choice of cheese, then a layer of peaches, then additional cheese. Top with a second buttered tortilla. When the first side is slightly browned and crispy and the cheese is melty, flip the tortilla to heat the second side.
- Remove from pan and cool for 30 seconds, then slice into triangles for serving.
When I made the Cinnamon Peaches and Cream quesadillas, I sprinkled the outside of the tortilla with cinnamon-sugar before heating on the pan. That may have been a mistake, since the sugar burned faster than I could cook the quesadilla. Despite the fact that they were a little darker than I would have liked, I loved the taste. Dessert quesadilla? Yes, please!
My favorite quesadilla appetizer by far, though, was the Pepper Jack and Peach Quesadilla. It was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy – and it even tasted yummy cold.
Which peachy quesadillas would you like to try? Or can you think of another fun variety?
Feeling inspired yet? You can create delicious and affordable game day snacks like Peachy BBQ Pork Sliders or Black Bean and Bacon Veggie Bites with Libby’s® Fruits and Vegetables. Libby’s® offers a wide variety of products ranging from peaches and pears to green beans and corn. We use Libby’s® canned fruits and veggies for a ton of our meals. Check out Libby’s® Game Day Goodies Pinterest board and Recipes tab on their website to help with your game day spread. The also have helpful articles like this recent one: Three Types of Guests at Your Game Day Football Party.
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