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Cherry Cheesecake Chimichangas

  • Author: Vera Zecevic
  • Prep Time: 28 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 chimichangas 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


Cherry Cheesecake Chimichangas are a quick and easy dessert – and perfect for all cheesecake lovers! These homemade chimichangas are irresistibly crispy, deep-fried burritos filled with sweet cherry cheesecake, and rolled in cinnamon sugar – what could be better?


  • 6 (8-inch) soft flour tortillas
  • 8 oz. cream cheese-softened
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups cherries from cherry pie filling
  • vegetable oil-for frying
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract .
  2. Divide the mixture evenly between 6 tortillas and slather in the lower third of each tortilla.
  3. Add ¼ cup cherries onto each tortilla in the center of cream cheese.
  4. Fold sides of each tortilla toward the center and then roll up the tortilla tight like a burrito (secure it with a toothpick!).
  5. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  6. Line a large plate with paper towels, set aside.
  7. In 5 inch deep saucepan place about 2 -2 1/2 inch vegetable oil and heat it over medium-high heat
  8. Working in batches fry the chimichangas until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes and flip them as needed.
  9. Transfer fried chimichangas onto paper towel lined plate to drain for a minute, then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  10. Remove toothpicks from the chimichangas before serving!