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Stilton and Walnut Quesadillas with Apple Fig Salsa

Stilton and Walnut Quesadillas with Apple Fig Salsa

These delicious shapes use so many of the flavours, such as California walnuts, complimentary to the bold taste of Stilton.


  • 3 oz/75 g crumbled Stilton
  • 2 oz/50 g California walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • Half a large Golden Delicious apple, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch dice
  • 2 oz/50 g dried figs
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • four 6 - 7 inch flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil


1. Preheat oven to 200C or gas mark 8

2. In a bowl stir together apple, figs, and lemon juice to form the salsa.

3. Put 2 tortillas on a baking sheet and brush with some oil. Turn tortillas over. Sprinkle tortillas with walnuts and Stilton and cover with remaining 2 tortillas, pressing gently.

4. Brush tops with remaining oil and bake in middle of oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

5. Cut into wedges and top each wedge with a spoonful of the salsa.

Serves 4

Recipe by Chef Sarah Moulton, Gourmet magazine