Christmas Quesadilla

Christmas Quesadilla

I came up with this recipe one day while making savoury tortillas for our kids. It sounds unusual but it is surprisingly delicious and a good way to use up leftover Christmas pudding (or mincemeat). For other Christmas leftovers recipes click here.

It is inspired by the traditional combination of fruit cake and cheese. We use cheddar but Wensleydale is the recommended cheese served with fruit cake in Yorkshire so might be worth trying as well. The result tastes like rich garibaldi biscuits


1. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan.

2. Place a tortilla in the pan and sprinkle half with leftover Christmas pudding/cake or mincemeat.

3. Cover with grated cheese (eg cheddar or Wensleydale)

4. When the cheese starts to melt, fold the tortilla in half and press down firmly (alternatively you can cover the whole tortilla with the filling and place a second tortilla on top of it – see video below).

5. Flip the tortilla until it is golden on both sides.

6. Slide onto a plate and cut into pieces (we use scissors).

Wait a few minutes before serving as the filling stays very hot. .


2 Responses

  1. Easy peasy icecream with Christmas pudding or mincemeat

    Whip together one large pot of double cream and half a small tin of sweet condensed milk until reasonably stiff.

    Add crumbled Christmas pudding or mincemeat. Mix well and freeze. NO NEED TO TAKE OUT AND WHIP!! I line a plastic tub with clingfilm and then turn it out and slice it, rather than spooning it out.


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