Fried Cheesecake Sticks (Cheesecake Chimichangas)

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Yes, there is such a thing as 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, oh so well.The idea is brilliant and quite impressive if you ask me. 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!

Fried-Cheesecake-Sticks Ingredients for Fried Cheesecake Sticks:

  • 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:

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

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How to make Fried Cheesecake Sticks:

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.

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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.

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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.

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Fried Cheesecake Sticks (Cheesecake Chimichangas)
 
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Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 14 cheesecake sticks
Ingredients
  • 14 small (fajita)tortilla's
  • 2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 cup oil (frying)
  • Strawberry jam (for dipping)
  • SUGAR COATING:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese until creamy. Then add in ¼ cup of sugar, vanilla extract and sour cream and mix until well combined.
  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.
  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.
  6. Serve warm with fresh strawberry jam. (To re-heat toast in the oven until heated through.)

 

 

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