Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas: A Sweet and Crunchy Dessert Delight 🍓🧀🌯

Indulge in a decadent fusion of Mexican and dessert flavors with our Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas. These delightful treats feature a luscious cheesecake filling combined with sweet strawberries, all wrapped in a crispy, cinnamon-sugar tortilla. Fried to golden perfection, these chimichangas are a heavenly dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you craving more.

Ingredients:

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

For the Strawberry Filling:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For Assembling:

  • 6 medium flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For Serving:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Strawberry sauce (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Mix Cheesecake Ingredients:
  • In a bowl, beat together softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and the egg until smooth. Set aside.

Prepare the Strawberry Filling:

  1. Toss Strawberries with Sugar:
  • In another bowl, toss diced strawberries with granulated sugar. Set aside to let the strawberries release their juices.

Assemble the Chimichangas:

  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  1. Assemble Cheesecake Chimichangas:
  • Spoon a generous amount of the cheesecake filling onto the center of each flour tortilla. Add a spoonful of the sugared strawberries on top of the cheesecake filling.
  1. Fold and Seal:
  • Fold the sides of the tortilla inwards and then roll it up, creating a chimichanga. Place seam side down on a baking sheet.
  1. Brush with Melted Butter:
  • Brush each chimichanga with melted butter.
  1. Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:
  • In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Roll each chimichanga in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, ensuring an even coating.
  1. Bake:
  • Place the prepared chimichangas in the preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.

To Serve:

  1. Serve Warm:
  • Allow the Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas to cool slightly before serving.
  1. Top with Ice Cream:
  • Serve each chimichanga with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  1. Optional Garnishes:
  • Drizzle with strawberry sauce and garnish with fresh mint leaves if desired.

With our Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas, you can indulge in the irresistible combination of creamy cheesecake and sweet strawberries. The crisp exterior and gooey, flavorful interior combine to create a dessert that is both indulgent and satisfying. These chimichangas will undoubtedly become a favorite in your dessert repertoire, whether for a special occasion or when you’re craving something sweet.

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