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Quesadilla Salvadorena

Rated as 4.9 out of 5 Stars

"Quesadilla Salvadorena is a moist, sweet, cheese pound cake. The key to this recipe is the type of cheese used, Parmesan cheese. I invented this recipe to match the pre-made quesadilla you find at the grocery stores. Buen provecho!"
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58 m servings 270
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch baking dish)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until firm, but not stiff.
  3. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on high speed until creamy. Mix in egg yolks until well blended. Mix in Parmesan cheese gradually. Add sour cream and baking powder; beat until batter is smooth.
  4. Sift rice flour over batter; fold in with a spatula. Fold in egg whites with the spatula.
  5. Pour batter into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 38 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 270 calories; 14.9 28.5 6.2 80 248 Full nutrition

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I don't know the first thing about making these traditional Salvi quesadillas. Since I happen to be married to a Salvadorean, I do know when they are good and not good. I came across this recip...

What a deliciously different treat. I will admit after the first bite, my taste buds were very confused, but not negatively. Parmesan, sugar butter.. dessert. I liked this a lot.. will make aga...

Delicious and authentic recipe! My mother's side of the family is from El Salvador. I recently moved from Los Angeles to a town in Oregon without any Saldadorean bakeries. It came out perfectly...

I've made this twice now and both results were awesome. The first time I made it I actually used all-purpose flour and I loved it. My husband was on the fence. The second time I used rice flour ...

This was amazing! Super easy to make and very delicious. Tastes just like the one my mom used to make.

Delish! My husband is from Honduras and recognized it immediately without me having to tell him what I attempted to make! Haha

The recipe was easy to follow and it turned out fantastic! I used a combination of parmesean and cojita cheese. This will definitely be made again soon!

Really loved this! I didn’t have sour cream so I used cream cheese but only 2 oz. came out yummy! Thank you for this recipe!

I doubled the recipe this time around and my husband (whom is Salvadoran) Loves it, even our picky daughter loves it and she is the one who usually never tries different foods. Thank you so much...