Salvadoran Dessert Pizza with Platanos y Guayaba

    Salvadoran Dessert Pizza with Platanos y Guayaba
    Kimberly Morales

    Smooth, rich and slightly custard-like, this new spin on the traditional Salvadoran quesadilla is a cross between cheesecake and coffee cake. Each of the flavors - tangy guava gelée, crisp fried plantains, and creamy queso fresco - complements the other, with the sweet quesadilla providing the perfect base.

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    For the Quesadilla Crust
    1
    cup
    rice flour
    1
    teaspoon
    baking powder
    1/2
    pound
    grated queso fresco
    2
    eggs, lightly beaten
    1 1/4
    cups
    sugar
    1
    cup
    milk
    1
    stick
    butter, melted
    For the Topping
    1/4
    cup
    butter, divided
    1
    medium ripe plantain, chopped
    1/2
    teaspoon
    cinnamon
    1
    tablespoon
    brown sugar
    1/2
    cup
    guava paste
    1/4
    cup
    queso fresco, crumbled
    Directions
    Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350°.
    Step 2
    Sift flour and baking powder together in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, combine grated cheese, eggs, sugar and milk, and beat together with an electric mixer until smooth. Add melted butter and mix to combine.
    Step 3
    Add flour mixture in small increments, whisking together to combine in between. (Your batter should be thick and creamy.)
    Step 4
    Pour batter into a greased 9″ pie pan and bake 25 minutes or until the center is dry when tested with a toothpick. Cool on a rack additional 15-20 minutes before removing from pan.
    Step 5
    In a small skillet, melt 1/8 cup butter and add chopped plantains, cinnamon, and sugar.
    Step 6
    In a small saucepan, melt rest of the butter and guava paste together over medium low heat, thinning with water throughout. Cook approximately10 minutes or until mixture is smooth and spreadable.
    Step 7
    Assemble dessert pizza by spreading a generous amount of guava sauce on the Salvadorean quesadilla. Spoon sautéed plantains on top, sprinkle with plenty of queso fresco, and enjoy.
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    40 mins
    Prep Time: 
    15 mins
    Cook Time: 
    25 mins
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