Fruit chimichangas (chimichangas de frutas)

Introducing the fruit chimichanga, a fancy mexican dessert that can be made with any fruits you have handy and any fruit in season. Also the little berries or small fruits harmonize well with this recipe. The chimichanga is a burrito fried in oil or butter, very popular the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Sonora. The chimichanga is good with all the fillings of the burritos, the only difference that in this one the tortilla is fried with a special shape and filled with the fruits after. The tortilla that is ideal for preparing this recipe is an tortilla called sobaquera, a large and thin wheat flour tortilla used mostly in chimichangas. The "tortilla sobaquera" is undoubtedly one of these distinctive ingredients of the cuisine from the Sonora state. It is possible to use other smaller types of flour tortillas but the regular tortillas are also thicker and thus will absorb more oil; but since this is a dessert we are making we won't say this would be the end of the world.

Mexican recipe for Fruit Chimichangas

Ingredients for 4 guests:

4 Tortillas sobaqueras or wheat flour tortillas
1 cup canola oil for frying
Chocolate sauce
3-4 different types of fruits


1) Fold the tortillas in cone quarters and use a few toothpicks to make sure the tortilla stays in that shape. This shape will create openings from where you will be putting the fruits in. Bring the canola oil to heat, now deep fry the tortilla in the canola oil.

2) Now we prepare the fruits that we are going to use in the filling of the chimichanga: Orange, strawberries, mango and peach, we Peel and cut all the fruits in given, sprinkle them with icing sugar and cinnamon powder. We will now cook the fruits in the frying pan; first brush the bottom of the pan with honey. We then cook the fruits, each type of fruit separately, in the frying pan, the fruit has to warm up and change color, but not to be overcooked and dissolve itself.

3) Here we have the already processed fruits and now only it is necessary to refill the chimichanga. I have to specify that we will do the frying of the tortilla when we have the processed fruits, since it is necessary to serve the warm chimichanga. We stuff the chimichanga, placing the fruits in the holes created by the special shape we gave the tortilla earlier, the fruits they can go separately or mixed. I have put them separately (mango, strawberries and peach) and to these I have mixed them the orange. Sprinkle some icing sugar over the chimichanga and then pour some chocolate sauce made out of melted bitter chocolate (70% cacao) over the chimichanga, but not too much, just enough to make an interesting and appetizing design.

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