Food Fashion and Flow: Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas   

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

Spring is the perfect time to indulge in desserts made with strawberries. This time of year they are plentiful, big, juicy and ripe! This strawberry cheesecake chimichanga is a playful twist on the traditional Mexican chimichanga. 

Fresh strawberries come together in a delicious strawberry coulis and adorns the sweet crunchy tortilla dusted with cinnamon and sugar and filled with sweet creamy cheesecake filling.  This unique dessert is the perfect ending to a delicious meal.

This all starts with fresh strawberries. After the strawberries have sat in orange juice and sugar they are blended to create a strawberry coulis. 

A hint of cheesecake filling  peaking out.

Cinnamon, Sugar, Strawberry Coulis = Delicious!

I hope you don't need more convincing


1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
5 Tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
1 quart strawberries, washed and sliced
½ cup orange juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 to 4 cups canola oil, for frying
*toothpicks, for securing
*additional mix of cinnamon and sugar, for sprinkling (about 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon, mixed)


Toss the strawberries with the sugar and orange juice. Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. 

After the berries and sugar have macerated and become very juicy, remove 1/2 of the berry mixture, put it in a food processor and puree until smooth. Return it to the rest of the berries and reserve until ready to use. 

Pour oil in a deep sided fry pan and heat over med/high heat. While oil is heating, mix together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl. Mix by hand or until smooth.  Spoon about 1/4 cup of cheesecake mix on to the middle of the tortilla. Fold and tuck to form a burrito, making sure filling stays inside. Secure with 1-2 toothpicks along the seam. Place chimichangas into the oil. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and sugar and lightly fry. Remove from oil sprinkle with additional cinnamon sugar and drain on paper towel.

Spoon strawberries  and fresh strawberry coulis over each chimichanga and serve.


M.E said...

I'm not a cheesecake person but this looks soooo yummy!!!!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Looks yummy!


Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

Wow, this sounds so delicious!

A Blog With Us said...

That looks delicious, xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love strawberries, and this looks like a sweet and delicious way to prepare them!

Hang T. Tran said...

i am not good at cooking but I love to read your cooking posts, they're as addictive as your style posts.

GLAMd0lll said...

Looks AMAZING! I love strawberries and cheesecake. Yum :)


High Heels & Good Meals! said...

OH...MY....GEE....GEE's!!!! This looks sinful! *Drools

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my goodness seriously? These look beyond amazing. I think I need to make them for my parents Memorial Weekend get together! xo

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Wow! You had me at cheesecake...yum! :)

By the way, you are my Featured Fashionista today. Come check it out here:

Sing said...

Looks really good.

A Haute Mommy said...

Why are you doing this to me? Now I have to make this ASAP. This looks yummy!

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

this looks absolutely heavenly! thanks for sharing. :)


Jackie said...

Yummy!!! I cant wait to try this recipe!!
Jackie ;))

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness! You just keep racking out these great treats. I still haven't whipped up a few that you've posted before. I'm adding this to the list. Thanks!

Iman Coco said...

wow this looks amazing!!!

me and you said...

mniami;) I love strawberry:) J.

Fashion Tales.... said...

Looks delicious, I may have to use raspberries since I'm allergic to strawberries. Thanks for the recipe. Congrats on the feature over at Cheryl's blog as well. -xo

Agnieszka Guerrero Olesinska said...

Looks so yummy!

Come and win!

Dress and Dish said...

I have never heard of a strawberry cheese cake chimichanga, but now it is all I want to eat. What a delicious idea!!!

Christina Lala Lamz said...

My mouth is watering!! YUM ;)


sonia de macedo said...

I'm drooling all over my laptop right now! This looks incredible, I'm going to have to try this!

Have a beautiful day!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Came across your blog via Cheryl and so happy I did! I'm feeling faint with lust right now over this strawberry cheesecake dessert. OMG.

Dallas Q H said...

You had me at the very first photo.

I don't need any more convincing. I'm definitely following!!!


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your warm words! Very tasty! Super!

madzia said...

mmm :-)

StyleKULTUR said...

Look so delicious! Love your blog! Should we follow each other?

The Marcy Stop said...

YUM! That looks so good. I never would have thought to try something like that (I'm more of a traditional baker) but I think this will be my Memorial Day wkend project!
xx, micol

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

So delicious and adding it to my list of must make dishes. Thx doll.

<3 Marina

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Heidi-likes said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog, that looks scrumptious :) would you like to follow each other?

J'Adore Fashion said...

This looks so yummy...making me hungry :)


Elaine said...

I know I would prefer your chimichangas over the traditional ones. They look terrific!

Victória said...

Woow, it looks delicious!I love cheesecake and this one seens really tasty!

UnA said...

looks yummy!
I wanna try it. BTW thanks for your visit doll! I love your blog too

LEt's follow each other?


FashionGeek said...

Looks so good ! And thanks girl i just might ha!
Cant wait to see you on my blog!(:

April Cheung said...

look delish!

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

This looks so yummy, thanks for sharing your recipe!

Adeline Yang said...

it looks so delicious!!! omygod! should try making it :9

P A U L said...

Delicious! I love strawberry :)

Charline . said...

Yummy, this cheescake looks soooooo delicious, I'll try this recipe!
By the way, thank you for visiting me :-)

See you xx

Tiana said...

these look like a taste-bud party in my mouth!
I'm definitely trying these out :)

thanks for the recipe! so sweet of you to share :D

tiana of l'esthetique

Tiana said...

these look like a taste-bud party in my mouth!
I'm definitely trying these out :)

thanks for the recipe! so sweet of you to share :D

tiana of l'esthetique

Kat said...

My mouth started watering as I read this. I don't think I've ever had a regular chimichanga (Mexican food is kind of hard to find in Ottawa) but I'd love to try this recipe. I've made variations of this with French toasts and crepes but the main problem was the overpowering sweetness - so the taco may help with that.

CEO(angie stone) said...

L.V. all I have to say, my poor hips!

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