Cherry Pie Chimis

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
“In New Mexico, we love making these yummy fried pies for dessert. Because they just call for flour tortillas and canned pie filling, they’re a snap to put together when time is short.” —Terry Dominguez, Silver City, New Mexico
Cherry Pie Chimis Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Spoon pie filling down the center of each tortilla; fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Secure with toothpicks.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 686 calories, 32g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 429mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 7g fiber), 7g protein.