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Cherry Pie Chimis

 Cherry Pie Chimis
“In New Mexico, we love to make these yummy fried pies for dessert. Because they call for flour tortillas and convenient canned pie filling, they’re a snap to put together when time is short.” —Terry Dominguez, Silver City, New Mexico
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • Spoon pie filling down the center of each tortilla; fold sides and
  • ends over filling and roll up. Seal with toothpicks.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry
  • chimichangas, a few at a time, for 2 minutes on each side or until
  • golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Dust with
  • confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chimi equals 686 calories, 32 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 429 mg sodium, 87 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 7 g protein.