Ham and Apple Quesadillas

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Ham and Apple Quesadillas
By Johnnie Mountain
Ham and cheese is a popular combination, but when partnered with apple and chillies in a toasted quesadilla it becomes irresistible.

8 soft wheat tortillas
8 slices Holly Ham cut into pieces
1 large sweet apple, peeled, quartered and thinly sliced
2 fresh chillies deseeded and finely chopped
2 pinches dried chilli flakes, or to taste
200g tasty cheese grated, try mixing Egmont with Mozzarella
oil for greasing
4 Tbsp sour cream to serve

Guacamole
1 large avocado, flesh scooped out
1 clove garlic crushed
2 spring onions
juice 1 lime
salt and freshly ground pepper

1 .Make the guacamole, putting the avocado in a non metallic bowl with the garlic, spring onions and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper then mash with a fork until mixed. Set aside.
2. Lay 4 of the tortillas on a large board and scatter ham pieces over each one. Lay apple slices over the ham, then scatter the chillies and a few dried chilli flakes to taste. Sprinkle on the cheese then top with the remaining tortillas.
3. Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and grease lightly with oil. Slide one of the quesadillas into the pan and cook for 2 minutes until browned on the underside. Using a large, flexible spatula, carefully turn the quesadilla over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is crisp. Slide onto a plate and keep warm while you cook the remaining quesadillas.
4. Leave quesadillas to rest, then cut each into slices. Serve with guacamole and sour cream.

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