Mashup: Churro Quesadillas

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

Food mashups are exciting for kids, adults, and “kidults” alike. A couple months ago, I shared a savory food mashup: pizza pops. So I thought I would try my hand at a sweet food mashup today. These Churro Quesadillas are served with a sweet cream cheese filling and are sure to put a smile on your face after the first bite. Let’s get started!

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

To make the quesadillas, start by preheating your KitchenAid® Combination Wall Oven to 350°F. I’m obsessed with the look of black stainless on my Combination Wall Oven because the finish hardly shows any fingerprints on it.

Then, line the Half Sheet Pan from your KitchenAid® Nonstick Sheet Pans Set with parchment paper.

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

Pull the cream cheese and butter out of your KitchenAid® Multi-Door Refrigerator and set it on the counter to soften. The 5-door configuration makes it super easy to have access to the ingredients I need without having to search to the back of my Refrigerator to find them!

While that’s softening, place your KitchenAid® 3.5-Quart Sauté on your Gas Cooktop over medium-high heat. I love this Gas Cooktop so much because it heats up so quickly, and the cleanup is super easy.

Add the butter, salt, sugar, and water to the Sauté Pan after it has had a chance to heat up, which it does beautifully with its try-ply copper design. After the butter has melted, stir in the flour while the Sauté Pan is still over heat. When the flour is just incorporated, remove the Sauté Pan from the heat. Add in the eggs one at a time and stir very quickly, as you don’t want the eggs to cook before they are incorporated. Make sure the eggs are well incorporated into the batter. Finally, stir in the vanilla extract.

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a small to medium star tip. Make sure the dough is pasty and not too “eggy.” The dough should stick to the sides of the pastry bag. If it does not, you may need to add some water and flour to get the right consistency.

Starting in the center and working your way around, pipe circular “tortilla” shapes onto the Half Sheet Pan, as seen in the final baked “tortilla” image above. You’ll have leftover dough after making two “tortillas,” so feel free to use more baking sheets and fill up the shelves in the roomy Combination Wall Oven, or you can bake off the “tortillas” in batches. You should have enough dough to make approximately 4-6 “tortillas.”

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

Bake your “tortillas” in the Combination Wall Oven for about 25 minutes or until the outsides of the “tortillas” are golden brown. While the “tortillas” are baking, it’s time to make the cream cheese filling.

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

In the bowl of your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer fitted with the flat beater, whip together the cream cheese, butter, and salt. Then add the vanilla and powdered sugar and combine until the filling is creamy. Spoon the filling into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.

In a separate bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar together and set aside.

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

When the “tortillas” are done baking but still warm, brush them with the melted butter.

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

Next, sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top.

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

Pipe the filling onto one “tortilla,” and place another “tortilla” on top. Repeat this step for as many “tortillas” as you have!

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

Slice the “quesadillas” into four triangles.

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

Mix together the sliced fruit, lemon juice, and sugar for the garnish. Let the fruit mixture sit for a few minutes to macerate. To serve, stack the “quesadilla” triangles and top with the fruit garnish.

Mashup: Churro Quesadilla

There you have it. Might I suggest serving this with a glass of milk or horchata? Yum!

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Churro Quesadillas with Sweet Cream Cheese Filling

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

For the churro dough

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup water
1 cup flour
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the churro topping

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the filling

12 ounces cream cheese, softened
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

For the garnish

Sliced fruit of choice
Squeeze of lemon juice
Sprinkling of sugar

DIRECTIONS

Preheat your KitchenAid® Combination Wall Oven to 350°F. Then, line the Half Sheet Pan from your KitchenAid® Nonstick Sheet Pans Set with parchment paper.

Place your KitchenAid® 3.5-Quart Sauté on your Gas Cooktop over medium-high heat. Add the butter, salt, sugar, and water to the Sauté Pan after it has heated up. After the butter has melted, stir in the flour while the Sauté Pan is still over heat. When the flour is just incorporated, remove the Sauté Pan from the heat. Add in the eggs one at a time and stir very quickly, as you don’t want the eggs to cook before they are incorporated. Make sure the eggs are well incorporated into the batter. Finally, stir in the vanilla extract.

Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a small to medium star tip. Make sure the dough is pasty and not too “eggy.” The dough should stick to the sides of the pastry bag. If it does not, you may need to add some water and flour to get the right consistency.

Starting in the center and working your way around, pipe circular “tortilla” shapes onto the Half Sheet Pan. You should have enough batter to make approximately 4-6 “tortillas,” depending on the size of each round. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the outsides of the “tortillas” are golden brown.

While the “tortillas” are baking, make the cream cheese filling. In the bowl of your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer fitted with the flat beater, whip together the cream cheese, butter, and salt. Then add the vanilla and powdered sugar and whip until the filling is creamy. Spoon the filling into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.

In a separate bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar together and set aside.

When the “tortillas” are done baking but still warm, brush them with the melted butter and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pipe the filling onto one “tortilla,” and place another “tortilla” on top. Repeat this step with the remaining tortillas. Slice the “quesadillas” into four triangles.

Mix together the sliced fruit, lemon juice, and sugar for the garnish. Let the fruit mixture sit for a few minutes to macerate. To serve, stack the “quesadilla” triangles and top with the fruit garnish.

Churro Quesadillas Recipe

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