How to make it

  • Combine cream cheese and 2T white or powdered sugar in mixer bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Add flour and mix to combine
  • Add vanilla and lemon juice and mix, again
  • Fold in apples and mix until just combined.
  • Warm tortillas in oven, microwave or skillet til just pliable.
  • Add about 1/2 cup of filling to tortilla and wrap them "burrito" style, making sure to fold ends.
  • Wrap each chimichanga tightly in plastic wrap and place in freezer, seem side down, for a couple hours, at least.
  • Heat oil to about 340 and carefully drop chichanagas in oil seem side down, first.
  • When lightly browned, carefully turn and brown other side.
  • Remove from oil. Continue with however many you are making, frying no more than 2 at a time, because the oil will cool too much.
  • Allow finished chimis to cool, slightly
  • Mix remaining white sugar and cinnamon in large, shallow bowl or plate.
  • Roll each chimi in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Serve drizzled in, or on top of, caramel sauce, if desired
  • **please note, the filling of these isn't overly sweet, so taste the cream cheese mixture before rolling, to make sure it's sweet enough for your tastes. It has two more layers of sweetness added to it, with the extra sugar and the caramel sauce, if using, so keep that in mind! For us, as written, it was what we wanted, but it might not be for you, so adjust, if needed. :)

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    " It was excellent "
    duboo ate it and said...
    11-20-2013. We really liked this. The inside wasn't quite warmed up enough, but I am pretty sure it was because my oil was too hot, or I think it was. I'm not really sure because I used a pretty cheesy set-up for frying these. Regardless, they were excellent and I will make again. I didn't have any canned apples or even pie filling, so I made my own from a recipe at AR. I tasted the filling and thought maybe it wasn't sweet enough, but I decided to put my faith in Keni, and I'm happy I did. After the powdered sugar and caramel, the flavor was spot on. Thank you for another excellent recipe Keni :)
    Added to IMI thread: Dessert Apple Cheesecake Chimichangas
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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Nicely sweet dessert. Got my cheesecake fix.
    See Dessert Apple Cheesecake Chimichangas for details.
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  • jojo26 10 years ago
    I haven't made this yet but does 2T of sugar stand for 2 tablespoons? If so, that seems like a very small amount of sugar for 16 ounces of cream cheese, I am an avid cheesecake baker and was looking for a good fried cheesecake recipe and this sounded good until I seen the 2T sugar, for a cheesecake with 16 ounces cream cheese I typically use a cup of this dessert lacking in sweetnesss? Thanks, just trying to learn how to make this dessert.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Wow im not really hahaha........these are wonderful keni.and caramel topping to die for ..... ....high five my friend
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    " It was excellent "
    recipesrule ate it and said...
    I am unable to speak. Let my 5 speak for itself!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    the caramel ice cream topping is a must! Muy bueno!!
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  • slj6lori 11 years ago
    Are you kidding me with this one Keni!!! I feel my jean size going up as we vanilla bean ice cream ok to serve along side!! LOL....sounds scrumptious!
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  • justjakesmom 11 years ago
    OMG - Get behind me you devil! These sound and look dangerously delicious! You bad bad girl! teehee
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