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Apple Pie Quesadilla


Serves 2


An apple pie is such a well known and beloved desert, but it is of course filled with sugar and enveloped in a buttery sweet pastry so we can all agree that even though it contains apples, it is not healthy.

For years my husband has spoken of how amazing his Mam's apple pie is and I've never been able to match it in his eyes...until now that is! (Insert happy dance)

I've replaced the stodgy pastry for healthy spelt tortillas making this a lighter healthy alternative, without losing any of the nostalgic taste.


Method:


  1. Pour the lemon juice over the diced apples to prevent browning.
  2. Heat a pan on medium to high heat and add the apples.
  3. Allow them to soften for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut sugar to the apples and stir for 30 seconds.
  5. And the cinnamon and stir it in to coat the apples.
  6. Add the honey and stir it in for 1 minute.
  7. Bring the heat down to medium.
  8. Allow the apple mixture to soften for another 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  9. I have found that the apples produce quite a bit of liquid and if we were making a pie that would be fine, but for this dish I now drain the apples.
  10. You can reserve the drained liquid for a dip if you so wish.
  11. Spoon the apple mixture on to each half of the tortillas and fold the dry half of the tortilla over the top to cover.
  12. Heat a grill pan with coconut oil to a medium heat.
  13. Grill each quesadilla for a minute on each side.
  14. Slice in halves and enjoy.


You will need:


4 peeled and diced apples of your choosing

¼ cup of coconut sugar

¼ cup of honey

The juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

4 tortillas (I use spelt tortillas)

Apple Pie Quesadilla