I was watching Guy Fieri on the Food Channel Network quite a while ago and he had made something called Chinese Cheesecake. I fell in love with this idea of making a fried cheesecake roll. I made it his way following the instructions and using the egg roll wrappers. They turned out ok but I felt I could do better and didn't care for the size of the egg roll wrappers. After a bit of experimenting I came up with this method and version.
You will need to purchase ice stick trays to make this the same way I did. I found my trays some time ago at The Dollar Tree and they came in a two pack. I looked online and they do not offer them and my local store is going through a remodel so I don't know if they have them again. I looked on the internet to find the ones I have and came up with this link on ebay Ice Stick Trays If you want to fill all of the trays at once, I used six trays for this recipe and had a little left over not enough to fill a whole other tray. You will also need a deep fryer for this. You cannot shallow fry in a pan because the filling thaws and expands and will burst. I also make savory appetizers using the ice stick trays and won ton wrappers but that is for another day.
Cheesecake Mini Wraps
2 8 oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large bowl add cream cheese and with an electric mixer beat at medium high until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the remaining ingredients and beat again at medium high until smooth. You may have to scrape the sides again and beat a little more to incorporate.
Place mixture into a gallon size bag to pipe into trays.
|Spray each tray with cooking spray for easier removal. Pipe the filling just like the picture not filling completely about 3/4 full.|
|Make a line across the top of the cheesecake with the flavoring.|
|Remove from trays one tray at a time.|
|Cut in half.|
|Place in freezer bag and back into the freezer.|
|Brush all four sides of each wrapper with egg mixture.|
|Remove a small portion of the sticks leaving the rest in the freezer (they thaw quickly). Place a stick flavor side down on each wrapper.|
|Fold sides up|
|Brush the top and bottom with egg mixture.|
|This is what they look like.|
|Place on waxed paper on a cookie sheet and place in freezer and freeze at least two hours.|
|I add a dozen at a time to the fry basket. Fry until they are this color (about a minute or so) or until they start spitting (you will know this sound when it happens, that is the best I can describe it).|
Place all unused mini wraps in a freezer bag in the freezer until you are ready for more. If you are making different fillings, make sure to label the bag to know which flavor is which. It is convenient to have these ready and on hand to whip up a little dessert bite.