Deep-Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas)

by Alyona's Cooking
Deep-Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas)

Yes, there is such a thing as Deep-Fried Cheesecake and it happens to be super easy to make with results that will blow you away. Small flour tortillas are wrapped  with a creamy sweet cheesecake filling and fried until crisp, then coated in a sugar-cinnamon mixture that just tops everything off so well!The idea is brilliant and quite impressive! These amazing desserts also go by the name of “Cheesecake Chimichangas,” which is a kind of deep-fried burrito. Flour tortillas fry up beautifully and the cheesecake filling is just awesome. The sugar coating is kind of like the crunchy crust of a cheesecake that adds the perfect coarse texture to these tasty dessert sticks. Dip in some homemade strawberry jam and you have one impressive dessert!

 

Deep-Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas)

 

Ingredients for Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas):

  • 14 small (fajita)tortilla’s
  • 2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 cup oil (frying)
  • Strawberry jam (for dipping)

 

Sugar Coating for Cheesecake Chimichangas:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

 

Ingredients for Deep-Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas)

 

How to make Deep-Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas):

1. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese until creamy. Then add in 1/4 cup of sugar, vanilla extract and sour cream and mix until well combined.

 

How to make Deep-Fried Cheesecake Step 1

 

2. Warm up the tortillas according to the package instructions (I microwaved mine in damp paper towels. Doing this will prevent the tortillas from ripping.)

3. Spread about 2 tbsp of the cream cheese filling onto the lower half of the tortilla. Fold in the sides and roll upwards sealing the end with a toothpick. Freeze for 30 minutes.

 

How to make Deep-Fried Cheesecake Step 2

How to make Deep-Fried Cheesecake Step 3

How to make Deep-Fried Cheesecake Step 4

 

4. Place the sugar coating into a large zip-loc bag and toss to combine. Set aside.

5. Pre-heat 1 cup of oil in a medium sized saucepan over med-low heat. Fry cheesecake sticks for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden. And immediately dredge in the sugar coating.

 

How to make Deep-Fried Cheesecake Step 5

How to make Deep-Fried Cheesecake Step 6

 

4 from 3 votes

Deep-Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Yes, there is such a thing as Deep-Fried Cheesecake and it happens to be super easy to make with results that will blow you away.
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Ingredients

  • 14 tortillas fajita, small
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 cup oil frying
  • Strawberry jam for dipping

SUGAR COATING:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a large bowl beat the cream cheese until creamy. Then add in 1/4 cup of sugar, vanilla extract and sour cream and mix until well combined.
  • Warm up the tortillas according to the package instructions (I microwaved mine in damp paper towels. Doing this will prevent the tortillas from ripping.)
  • Spread about 2 tbsp of the cream cheese filling onto the lower half of the tortilla. Fold in the sides and roll upwards sealing the end with a toothpick. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Place the sugar coating into a large zip-loc bag and toss to combine. Set aside.
  • Pre-heat 1 cup of oil in a medium sized saucepan over med-low heat. Fry cheesecake sticks for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden. And immediately dredge in the sugar coating.
  • Serve warm with fresh strawberry jam. (To re-heat toast in the oven until heated through.)

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Nutrition Facts
Deep-Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Chimichangas)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 310mg13%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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8 comments

Bethany August 24, 2019 - 5:19 pm

Have you tried these in an air fryer? If so, how long?

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Alyona's Cooking August 26, 2019 - 9:25 am

Hi Bethany, no I haven’t so can’t say for how long

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Lenda May 26, 2019 - 2:21 pm

5 stars
I just made them it was delicious.

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Alyona's Cooking May 27, 2019 - 8:28 am

Good to know, Lenda! Thanks for stopping by our blog!

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Tani January 3, 2018 - 8:46 pm

Hi, could you see how can I get that thick sugar coating at the end. Mine are not so thick as shown in the pic.

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Alyona's Cooking December 31, 2019 - 8:09 pm

Tani,
toss them in the sugar coating straight from frying and then again before serving.

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Anu December 28, 2017 - 5:56 pm

Can these cheesecake sticks be frozen and stored for later use? If so, for how long?
Thanks

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Alyona's Cooking December 28, 2017 - 6:31 pm

Perhaps these could be freezer friendly, I personally never tried freezing chimichangas but maybe if you partially deep fry them, cool and freeze them, then maybe they can just be toasted up in the oven from the freezer.

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