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Easy NuWave Air Fryer Cheesecake Pockets


NuWave Air Fryer Cheesecake Pockets
NuWave Air Fryer Cheesecake Pockets

I LOVE cheesecake! However, I have to admit that I am a bit intimidated by the time it takes to prepare your “conventional” cheesecake. I have also yet to figure out how to use those fancy cheesecake pans that look good in theory, but for me I am clueless with those pans. So, what a better alternative to cheesecake than a recipe that is SUPER easy, and SUPER fast!?!? Not to mention, I get to use my favorite kitchen “appliance” to make them — my NuWave  Brio Air Fryer!

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I am sure this recipe will work in other air fryer brands, but after trying a competitor, I am a 100% hands down fan of the NuWave Brio version. Ready to start enjoying these scrumptious cheesecake pockets? Well, here is what you will need and step-by-step instructions for preparing them. Have fun and Happy non-Frying!

NuWave Brio Air Fryer 6 Quart
NuWave Brio Air Fryer 6 Quart

Ingredients/Items Needed for Easy NuWave Air Fryer Cheesecake Pockets

  • (1) Container 24 ounce Philadelphia Ready To Eat Cheesecake Filling
  • (1) Package (approx. 20 tortillas) Small Flour Tortillas — any brand, just be sure flour and not corn
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon/Sugar for Topping
  • 1/4 cup melted Butter or Margarine — I prefer the taste of Margarine but either works fine
  • (1) NuWave Brio Air Fryer — or comparable, but after trying a leading competitor I find the NuWave Brio 6 qt. to be my favorite and offers more options
Small Flour Tortillas
Small Flour Tortillas

Preparing the Easy NuWave Air Fryer Cheesecake Pockets

  1. Preheat your NuWave Bio Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Warm your tortillas in the package for 30 seconds in the microwave. In all honesty, this makes the tortillas easy to fold and bend when wrapping your pockets.
  3. Lay one tortilla out on a flat surface and scoop about 2 tbsp of Cheesecake Filling in to the center of the tortillas.

    Scoop Cheesecake Filling into Center of Flour Tortilla
    Scoop Cheesecake Filling into Center of Flour Tortilla
  4. Fold the tortilla sides inward so that you are forming an envelope/pocket. First, by folding the left and right sides in, and then following by folding top and bottom in to overlap.
  5. Lay your folded pocket fold-side down in your Air Fryer basket. This will serve to keep your pockets together during the “frying” process (I find that I can fit 6 pockets comfortably in the basket in my 6 quart NuWave Brio).
  6. Fry at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Once fried, carefully remove the pockets with kitchen tongs and place on a plate.
  7. Brush your fried cheesecake pockets with melted butter and sprinkle/turn in your cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Finally, it is time to ENJOY your yummy cheesecake pockets (makes approx. 20 pockets)! These are great served warmed or chilled and even BETTER with a scoop of ice cream and your favorite chocolate or caramel sauce!

Yummy Air Fryer Cheesecake Pockets
Yummy Air Fryer Cheesecake Pockets

Aside from these cheesecake pockets being so easy to make and really tasty, one of the best parts is that the clean-up is even easier! Furthermore, the basket insert for the NuWave is dishwasher safe, and the bottom tray easily wipes clean and is ready for the next use (which I am not exaggerating when I say that is practically every day in my house).

Want to get a NuWave Brio Air Fryer for yourself or for someone who you know would love the healthy alternative to fried food? Click HERE for the 6-quart version (which is what I have, and it works perfectly for my larger family size of 7). On the contrary, if a smaller version is what you prefer, try the 3-quart version HERE.

Stay tuned for more delicious and easy air fryer recipes. Another great recipe that gives all the flavor punch without the mess is my “Easy to Make Caramel Apple Slices.” Be sure to check it out!

Pinterest Easy Air Fryer Cheesecake Pin
Pinterest Easy Air Fryer Cheesecake Pin





39 thoughts on “Easy NuWave Air Fryer Cheesecake Pockets

    1. YES! No oil whatsoever, and any excess fat drains away from the food. I mean, you can literally “fry” a hamburger in this thing with no grease left on the burger. I not only love the health factor in eating foods that would normally need fried, I even more love the convenience and how easy this is to use! Check out my Pinterest board dedicated solely to air frying for more recipe ideas on what this thing can do as well:

  1. I have been really contemplating getting an air fryer, but didn’t know if it would be much different than trying to figure out the convection part of my oven.

    1. Great point! I actually use both. My experience is the outcome/finished product of the food is different for me. The convention is baking and the air fryer is giving a “fried” crisp to the food. Hope this helps 😊

  2. I have never thought of getting an air fryer because I am vegetarian and always thought it would be just for meat dishes. But I might have to think again- since this is just a cheese pocket! 🙂

    1. Oh my, you can make MANY MANY MANY items in the air fryer that don’t involve meat. You should definitely look in to it. I like to make breaded fried zucchini in this. The possibilities are endless.

    1. YES! I literally disposed of my deep fryer after getting the air fryer as a gift. I was skeptical at first, like how could this actually fry without oil. I was pleasantly surprised. As mentioned in the post, I had received a competitor fryer first but wasn’t completely sold. Then, I purchased the NuWave version myself and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    1. Thanks Rebecca! These are great to even take with you to parties because they seem as if they took a lot longer to make than they actually do, and are very tasty. I like to use the mini tortillas because the portion size turns out just right for one (or even two, LOL). Enjoy!

    1. Hi Amie, not sure of the science, but has been my experience that the finished texture in the air fryer is consistent as if you used oil (crispier than baking). The crisp factor is more uniform with the air fryer than baking in the oven oven. 🙂

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