Thursday, April 23, 2015

Strawberry Lime Cheesecake Chimichangas #CincoDeMayo

Creamy strawberry lime cheesecake filling is rolled in flour tortillas, fried and dipped in cinnamon sugar, for an amazing Cinco de Mayo dessert.

Strawberry Lime Cheesecake Chimichangas- Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and I love any holiday that gives us the chance to eat some delicious Tex Mex food!! I love the flavours of Mexican food, the spicy, citrusy, cheesy deliciousness that can be created with simple ingredients is perfect!

With Cinco de Mayo coming up, some of my blogging BFFs and I decided to do a Cinco de Mayo round up. As I was thinking of what to make, I remembered some deep fried dessert chimichangas that I had, when Hubby and I went out for dinner a few years back. I decided I wanted to try making some at home, and decided to make a strawberry lime version.

These are pretty simple to make. I have to say that I was cursing a bit at first, because the tortillas were puffing up as I was deep frying them and causing the chimichangas to open. I simply fried them, two at a time, leaving a wooden spoon on top of the chimichanga, so it couldn't puff up and flip. Worked perfectly. The kiddos LOVED how crispy the outsides were and how creamy and delicious the filling was. Beautiful and delicious, these dessert chimichangas are the perfect way to end any Mexican fiesta!

Strawberry Lime Cheesecake Chimichangas

10-12 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 pkg cream cheese, softened
1 small container strawberry yogurt
zest and juice of half a lime
2 Tbs sugar
1/2 c strawberries, chopped
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
chocolate sauce for serving
whole strawberries for garnish

Heat 2 inches of oil, in a large deep skillet, over medium heat.

In a shallow bowl, combine the 1/4 C sugar, with 1 tsp cinnamon. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add 2 Tbs sugar, yogurt, lime zest and juice and beat until smooth. Stir in the chopped strawberries.

Place a large dollop of filling near the bottom of one flour tortilla. Fold the bottom of the tortilla over the filling and fold in both sides, towards the center and continue rolling the tortilla like a burrito. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.

Place the chimichangas, 2 at a time, in the hot oil and fry to golden brown; flipping them as needed to ensure even cooking. (I place a wooden spoon over the chimichangas, to ensure they didn't puff up and unroll). Repeat frying process with remaining chimichangas.

Transfer cooked chimichangas to paper towel to drain. Roll hot chimichangas in cinnamon sugar mixture.

To serve, drizzle plates with chocolate sauce and place chimichangas on the plate with a few fresh strawberries. Serve immediately.

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Patty Anderson said...

Love this idea Cindy.

Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog said...

Could I please have this for breakfast OMG looks amazing Loo! Nettie

Nicole Neverman said...

I am absolutely LOVING this! It looks totally amazing. Everyone has created something lovely here :)

foody schmoody said...

Cheesecake? Fried? Cinnamon? Sugar? Yup - I'm in. Can't wait to try this!

Camilla Hawkins said...

Oh my goodness, these look so good and I've never had one so have to fix this right away!

Peter of Feed Your Soul Too said...

What a totally creative, fun and tasty idea.

nancy@skinnykitchen said...

These sound so good!

minnie@thelady8home said...

This looks so amazing. Wish could have some now.

In Good Flavor said...

This is such a fun and delicious treat! And it's fried! Yum!!

Tampa Cake Girl said...

I love your strawberry lime chimichangas! Great flavor combinations and a yummy treat. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Enjoy your special weekend and your new Red Plate!
Miz Helen