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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Servings: 10

Crispy Air-fryer Cheesecake Chimichangas

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  • 1 Package Dempster’s® Original Large Tortillas
  • 16 oz (450g) Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp (60g) Sour Cream
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) White Sugar
  • 2 Tsp (10mL) Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups (375g) Strawberries, finely diced
  • 2 Cups (500mL) Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup (250g) Granulated Sugar


  1. Cut each tortilla in half and set aside.
  2. Combine cinnamon and granulated sugar together and set aside on a shallow plate.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, egg yolk, sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt together until well mixed.
  4. Lay out the tortilla halves, on a clean work surface.
  5. With the cut side facing away from you, evenly divide and spread the cream cheese mixture in the center of each tortilla half, reserving a clean 1-inch edge.
  6. Sprinkle each with diced strawberries.
  7. Take the left and right sides and fold in 1 inch.
  8. Roll from the bottom rounded edge up into the cut edge to form a tightly rolled tortilla and secure with a small toothpick.
  9. Heat a skillet over medium heat and once hot, add oil to the skillet and gently place the wrapped tortilla seam side down.
  10. Turn lightly every 20-30 seconds until the whole wrap is fried crispy, golden brown and firm, then remove onto a paper-towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil and repeat with next the batch.
  11. Remove the toothpicks.
  12. Roll each in cinnamon sugar mixture and serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream or dulce de leche
  13. Or “taste test” as you are cooking and taking them out of the pan. ;)