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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichangas #SummerDessertWeek

Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichangas: Fresh blueberry sauce and cheesecake filling, wrapped in a flour tortilla, lightly fried to a golden brown, then coated with vanilla cinnamon sugar.

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies, but as always opinions are 100% my own.

One of my husband and I's favorite restaurants to eat at, is a local Mexican restaurant in our area. Their food is always fresh and delicious, and I could seriously eat their salsa with a spoon.

I've always wanted to try one of their dessert chimichangas, but we are always to full at the end of our meal to order dessert.

So when I received these pretty blueberries from Rainier Fruit to use in a recipe, for day #3 of #SummerDessertWeek,  I knew it was the perfect time to make the dessert I had been longing for, a blueberry chimichanga.

Dessert chimichangas are easy to make, yet look and taste like you fussed. They're a unique and yummy dessert to serve your family, and would be impressive and fun enough to serve to guests as well.


Rainier Fruit - Blueberries
Adams Extract - Vanilla Extract & Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar
Dixie Crystals - Sugar



2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons water, separated
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

4 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1/4 cup vanilla cinnamon sugar (regular cinnamon sugar may be substituted)
Oil for frying


Put blueberries, sugar, and 5 tablespoons of water in a medium sauce pan.
Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring gently occasionally.
In a small bowl place the other 2 tablespoons of water, corn starch, and vanilla, and stir to combine.
Add cornstarch mixture to the blueberry mixture, and cook for 20-30 seconds Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.

In a bowl, use a fork to mix together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until blended and smooth.

Divide cheesecake filling between the flour tortillas, and spread onto the lower third of each tortilla.
Place 1/4 cup of blueberry sauce over cheesecake filling.
Fold the two sides of each tortilla toward the center and roll into chimichangas. (secure with toothpicks).
Place vanilla cinnamon sugar in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
Fry chimichangas in a frying pan with hot oil, over medium-high heat, until golden brown, turning over as needed. (about 1-2 minutes).
Transfer chimichangas to a paper towel lined plate to drain for a minute, then roll in the vanilla cinnamon sugar.
Remove toothpicks and serve as is, or with whipped cream and fresh blueberries.

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Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear's Wife. We're so glad that you've joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You're going to love what we have in store for you.

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:
Pies of Summer:
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
No Bake Treats:
Baked Desserts:

There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year's event! Throughout the week we'll be sharing tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you're going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don't forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Scroll down to take a look!

Prize #1

Dixie Crystals Giveaway

Prize #1 -- Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!

Prize #2

Prize #2 -- Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!

Prize #3

Prize #3-- OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.
OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.

Prize #4

Prize #4 -- Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.

Prize #5

Prize #5 -- General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.

Prize #6

Prize #6 -- Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.

Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam's Extract, Land O'Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.


  1. I wish that I had some of these right now! They look awesome!

    1. These were so good Angie! I can't wait to try other fruits.

  2. My favorite summer dessert is peach cobbler, with vanilla ice cream.

    1. Yum, peach cobbler with ice cream is one of my favorites too Rose!

  3. This looks really good. I am going to have to try to make some of these this week.

    1. They are so good Jennifer, I have a peach version on my menu for this week.

  4. This recipe looks heavenly! Gotta try it! I'm always a sucker for strawberry shortcake during the summer months, but anything with cream cheese is right up there near the top of the list!

    1. Oh my goodness, I love anything cheesecake Julie. It's definitely a weakness of mine.

  5. These sound incredible! I wish I had some now.

  6. What a delicious idea. thanks for sharing

  7. One question.... do you deliver? ;) I bet that filling is over-the-top delicious!

    1. My family and I loved them Debra. They keep asking me when I'm going to make them again. Definitely soon!

  8. My mind was blown when I saw these. What a creative and tasty idea! Can't wait to try your recipe, April!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    1. Thank you Renee :) They are so good, that I'm making a peach version this week!

  9. What!!! You turned a chimichanga into a delicious dessert! I love this recipe. Thank you for sharing at Friday Frenzy link party. Pinned and shared.

  10. Sweet chimichangas?!?! Ummm YESSSSSSS! Pinned!

  11. April these look so good! I was ready to go to bed soon and not hungry at all but when I saw your pictures, now that's all I can think about-I wish I had all the ingredients and I'd make them right this minute. I'm going to share them on my FB page because they look so yummy!

  12. Oh I keep seeing things like this and I NEED to make them--ASAP!