*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
              Smoked Gouda and Caramelized  Onion Quesadillas
 
 Recipe By     : James H. Turner, Saco, Maine 
 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:50
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Mexican
                 Party Foods                      Shore House Recipes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   butter
    1      medium        onion -- thinly sliced
    1      tablespoon    golden brown sugar
      1/4  teaspoon      white wine vinegar
    1 1/2  cups          smoked Gouda cheese -- grated
    4      10           flour tortilla
    2      ounces        sliced prosciutto -- chopped
    2      tablespoons   butter -- melted
 
 Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium skillet over medium heat.  Add onion,
 brown sugar, and vinegar; saute until onion is golden brown, stirring
 frequently, about 25 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Cool to room temperature.
 
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Sprinkle cheese over half of each tortilla,
 dividing equally.  Sprinkle prociutto and sauted onion over cheese.  Season
 with pepper.  Fold other half of tortilla over cheese mixture.  Brush
 tortillas with some of melted butter.
 
 Brush heavy large skillet with some of the melted butter.  Place over
 med-high heat.  Working in batches, cook quesadillas just until brown spots
 appear, brushing skillet with butter between batches, about 2 minutes per
 side.  Transfer quesadillas to hevy large baking sheet.
 
 Bake until tortillas are golden and cheese melts about 5 minutes.
 
 Transfer quesadillas to work surface.  Cut each into 6 triangles.  Arrange on
 platter and serve hot.  
 
 NOTE:  I sometimes speed up the process by placing prepared quesadillas
 directly under the broiler for a quick minute or so on each side.
 
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