Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cheesecake Burritos

A fun take on an old classic! This dish started out as a "goof" in my kitchen, but ended up being really incredible! I thought I would kick off my week of  Cinco de Mayo inspired dishes with this little gem. Though the cheesecake filling is basically the same (give or take a pinch of cinnamon), I have included two DIFFERENT topping choices; just in case strawberries aren't your thing. Either way, it's fantastic! Enjoy!


Ingredients:
1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon (especially good if you decide to go with the apple topping)
4 flour tortillas (soft taco size, 6 or 8")
1 pt strawberries, washed and sliced
1/4 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)

Directions:
Mix sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl and set aside. Pour oil in a deep sided fry pan and heat over med/high heat. (It takes about 8-10 minutes for it to be ready.) While oil is heating, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl. Mix by hand or with an electric mixer until creamy and all lumps are gone. Stir in 1 tsp of cinnamon. (This is an optional ingredient, but adds a really nice touch. Especially if you use the apple topping.) Warm up tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds, just to make them softer. 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. Using tongs, place burritos (one at a time) into the oil, and lightly fry. Remove from oil and let cool on paper towel. Remove toothpicks, lightly sprinkle with mix of cinnamon and sugar, and top with strawberries. (The strawberries will have had enough time to macerate and make a really nice sauce.) SO GOOD! You can get REALLY decadent and add some chopped nuts and a drizzle of chocolate, maybe even some whipped cream! Oh the possibilities!!!


Apple Topping Ingredients:
2-4 apples, halved and sliced (I used a mix of red and green)
1/2 stick butter
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Directions:
Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and let simmer for about 10 minutes; just until it cooks down and apples are tender. Proceed with recipe as listed above. My husband REALLY liked this version! And again, some chopped nuts and whipped cream would be amazing here! Make it your own!

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55 comments:

  1. Thanks, Heather! I really enjoyed coming up with them...and tasting them, too! :)

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  2. Those look SO yummy! Being pregnant I crave cheesecake all the time. This will be a nice way to change it up : )

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  3. I was intrigued on what a cheesecake burrito was. Yum! I would love it if you would share this recipe on my linky party Dare to Share. The burritos look delicious!

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/04/dare-to-share-5.html

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    1. Hi, Pam! I just signed up to follow your blog. I will definitely link this to your party on Friday. :)

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  4. Mmmm...looks so good! Cinnamon is probably my favorite spice for desserts. Thanks for sharing these!

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  5. These burritos look really good, perfect for Cinco de Mayo. I really like the one with the strawberry topping. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-your-talent-thursday-5.html. I hope to see you there!

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    1. Thank you, Alyssa! On my way over to link up right now!

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  6. These are great! Love anything cheesecake. :)

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  7. Yum Yum!!! I just found your blog on Mrs Foxs Sweets. I'll host a party every month with a different theme and would love you to join! Please visit my blog for more information on "My Sweet Party" post uploaded 2nd of May.

    http://www.meandmysweets.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/my-sweet-party-chocolate-cake-love.html

    Johanna

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    1. Hi Johanna!

      I tried to link up to your party, but am sort of lost on how I link ,my post back to your page. There have been several link parties I've been missing because I can't figure this out. Where do I put a link to your blog on my post? If I can't get it figured out, I will try to make it to your next link party.

      Thanks!

      Leslie ~

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  8. these look so good... going to pick strawberries today so we may give it a try

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  9. Such a creative idea - love it!

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  10. These look divine! Our kiddos will LOVE these. Thank you for sharing! New follower from The Gunny Sack link party.

    xo,
    Allison
    http://barretts1234.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow! These really sound good! Thanks for a great recipe. I have a monday linky & would love to have you stop in and share if you have the chance. Thanks!
    http://cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Karyn!

      Thanks for the invite! I did link up! I tried to comment, not sure if it went through.

      Leslie ~

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  12. This looks super yummy!

    PS: I look forward to seeing you this week at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's at Our Delightful Home via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/05/live-show-me-what-you-got-linky-party.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  13. These cheesecake burritos look so yummy! We'll be trying this. We're so glad you joined us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

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  14. So glad I found these at Mandy's. I will be making soon ( I think I have everything I need already.) Stalking you, oops, I mean Following you now here and on FB!

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    1. Hi Joan!

      These were so fun! I am making them again for Mother's Day, but am doing a blueberry topping. And thank you for following! I am on my way over to your place to return the favor.

      Leslie ~

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  15. Tasty! Makes my mouth water!
    New Follower :)
    Thanks for linking up to our Sunday Round Up link party. Hope to see you again this weekend :)
    xoxo
    Heather

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  16. I'm so glad you signed up for the blog swap! Welcome!

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  17. I am so pleased to let you know that your recipe is being featured this week at Addicted to Recipes! I've pinned, tweeted and Facebooked the feature! C'mon by and check it out!
    http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/2012/05/scrumptious-sunday-10-features.html
    Congrats!

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    1. Oh wow!!! Thank you so much! I will for sure be by to check it all out!

      Thanks again!!

      xo, Leslie

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  18. I made these this weekend. They are so so good! Thanks!!

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  19. Looking forward to trying this, after tasting a burrito cheesecake at a Mexican restaurant this past weekend. Your recipe seems simpler than most, so that is a big plus for me :-). Does the cheesecake mixture get runny from frying?

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    1. No, it doesn't get runny. The frying really takes just a few seconds per side. If you want, you can also set the cream cheese mixture in the fridge to make sure it's very cold before adding it to the tortilla.

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  20. I had a version of this at a restaurant years ago and had completely forgotten about them until I read your recipe! I will definitely be whipping these up sometime soon! We'd love for you to link up with us for Tasty Tuesday over at aletteredlife.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for the invite. Just tried to link up. Not sure if it posted. Let me know!

      Thanks! :)

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    2. It did! Thanks for linking up! I can't wait to try these!

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  21. This cheesecake burritos looks sooooooooooooooo good
    What a great idea!

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  22. These look absolutely delicious!!! That apple topping sounds really good too, sounds like something I would love!

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  23. They look fantastic. Might be an interesting dessert idea to make for a senior high camp!

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  24. These look so yummy! I would love for you to link up to Snips & Spice Sunday Slice this week.

    Malory
    http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunday-slice-its-party-2.html

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  25. What a fantastic way to use fresh strawberries! Can't wait to make these.

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  26. That is an unbelievably awesome idea! :)

    Pinned to share - stopping by from Weekend Potluck!

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  27. These look so decadent I can hardly stand it! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  28. Yum! Such a great idea, and it looks easy too

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  29. You are so clever! This is such a great recipe. I love anything with cream cheese so I will be pinning this and trying it for sure. Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G'day linky party!

    This week's linky is now live and I am very excited to invite you to a Social media linky party that I will be hosting on July 14. The details are all at the blog if you would like to join in.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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  30. Thanks, Natasha! I will definitely stop by for the link party on the 14th. Great idea! Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  31. I just pinned these. YUMMY! I also wanted to let you know I am a new follower!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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  32. Hi there! I am having a Sunday Blog Hop and would love for you to link up your cute blog.

    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/06/sunday-blog-hop-16.html

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite and the pin! I linked up and am now following. :)

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  33. Oh, My! I'll have to make this when all the kids are over at the house! This sounds like something they'd love and be amazed at!
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  34. OMG - my mouth is watering
    It looks fabulous!

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  35. These look delicious! I'm so glad you found my blog and linked up this wonderful recipe :) Hope to see you back each week. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe over at my link party. I featured you today!

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  37. Oh these look sooo good. Thank you so much for sharing. We featured you today!
    ~Jenn
    housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com

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  38. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. These look delicious. This recipe will be FEATURED tomorrow. Congrats. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  39. I made these tonight, with an apple topping & caramel drizzle. Fantastic ! Thank you for sharing!

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  40. These look amazing!!! Applebee's used to have a similar dessert... I was so sad when they took it off their menu!!! So glad I can make my own now!!

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