Fruit Filled Chimichangas with Cinnamon Custard Sauce

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 12


Refreshing fruit filled fried shells drizzled with a cinnamon-custard sauce makes a unique dessert by which to end a memorable meal.


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup chopped dried apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 (8 inch) soft taco-size tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


COMBINE sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in medium, heavy-duty saucepan; gradually stir in evaporated milk, water and egg yolk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Cover; keep warm.

COMBINE water, apricots, apples, nuts, sugar and cinnamon in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes or until excess moisture is absorbed. Cool for 15 minutes.

PLACE ¼ cup filling in center of each tortilla. Fold into burritos; secure ends with wooden picks. Add vegetable oil to 1-inch depth in medium skillet; heat over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Place 2 or 3 chimichangas at a time in oil; fry, turning frequently with tongs, for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Place on paper towels to soak. Remove wooden picks. Serve with Cinnamon Custard Sauce.

Fruit Filled Chimichangas W/ Cinnamon Custard Sauc

by J. Jean , Tucson, AZ on Feb. 2009

Wow what a tasty dessert. The custard sauce adds just a special touch. Being from the southwest, I have had many savory chimis. This is the first sweet Chimi that I have tried. I will do this again. Only problem is the obvious high calorie content.

Good Recipe

by A. Amanda , Missouri on Feb. 2007

This was a very tasty and easy recipe. I cut them in half since they are little large for dessert. Everyone at the party loved them. I think next time I am going to use more fruit and less nuts though.

Charming Chimi!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Aug. 2006

We did a Tex-Mex themed "supper" and I pulled these off for dessert. Eveyone raved! Now they want to do a Chimi supper!

Dreamy Chimichangas

by t. tiffin , VALPARAISO, IN on Aug. 2006

These are simply a delight! They are not a lot of work and always fly off the table at dessert time! The aroma of cinnamon is always a plus in my home, and the fruit filling is great because you can add different fruits if desired.

Fruity Chimichangas

by L. Louise , HOUSTON, MO on Apr. 2006

Easy. Very Delish!!!!!!! Will treat family with these often.


by L. LYNNE , YACOLT, WA on Mar. 2006


fruit chimichangas

by j. jay , kennesaw, GA on Jan. 2006

this was fairly quick and easy for my grandson...i wish we could add alittle extra nutrition to this...i sprinkled on some wheat gern and sesame seeds....


by C. CHRISTY , LOMPOC, CA on Oct. 2005

I wasn't able to find the specified dried fruit, so I substitued dried pineapple and dried mango. I'm not sure if it was because of the substitution, but mine took a lot longer to cook than the recipe had claimed. They ended up being sweet enough to enjoy without the sauce.

Fruit Filled Chimichangas with Cinnamon Custard Sa

by R. Ruth , OCALA, FL on Oct. 2005

Nothing else to describe this but "EXCELLENT". A little work, but worth the effort.

I Ate The Whole Thing!

by L. LaTonya , SANGER, CA on May. 2005

I made some of these the same night that I downloaded the recipe, and supposedly I fixed two for me and two for my Room mate. Before I knew anything I had eaten all four of them that night. These were absolutely scrumptious, my roommate have to wait until next time to try them! I felt like such a glutton, but my ice cold glass of Soy Milk made that go away! The recipe was extremely easy to prepare and most people have all of the ingredients on hand all the time if they like to cook. I always keep fruit and both kinds of tortillas on hand because they are so useful in preparing quick snacks and meals. Now that I've tried this recipe I will know exactly how to tweak it the next time, in case I want something a little different. :-)