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Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

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This was my first attempt at cheesecake and it turned out great! My family went picking strawberries, so the strawberries were very fresh and juicy. Unfortunately, there was a crack in my cheesecake but it was covered in glass. T I will try to use a hot water bath next time to avoid cracking.

That was awesome! I served him at my father’s 72nd birthday party, and he was asking seconds before I finished giving everyone the first slide! There is a subtle lemon flavor for the filling, and everyone commented positively.

I wasn’t sure how the glaze would turn out, because it really wasn’t strawberry season yet, but it did pretty well, even with the less fully ripe berries. I had to use my immersion blender on the glaze, as the berries were very difficult to mash. I will definitely do it again.


+For chimichangas:
° 6 soft (8 inch) tortillas
° 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
° 2 tablespoons of sour cream
° 1 tablespoon sugar
° 1 teaspoon vanilla
° 3/4 cup strawberries, sliced
° Vegetable oil for frying

+To paint:
° 1 tablespoon cinnamon
° 1/3 cup sugar

Instructions :

Beat cheese and sour cream, 1 tablespoon of sugar and vanilla extract.

Adding 3/4 cup fresh strawberries.

Divided mixture equally Between 6 tortillas . Spreading filling on the bottom third of each tortilla, fold the sides of each tortilla toward the middle and then roll the tortilla up like a burrito (secure it with a toothpick!)

Combine 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set aside.

Place tissue paper on a large plate.

In a saucepan about 5 inches deep, put about 2-2 inches of vegetable oil for frying and heat over a medium-high heat until it reaches 360 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fry chimichangas until golden brown and crunchy, about 2-3 minutes and flip as needed (work in batches)

Transfer chimichangas to a paper towel on a plate to filter for a minute, then roll them into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Don’t forget to remove all chimichangas toothpicks !!!

Enjoy !

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