STREAMING NOW: Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food

Old Glory #1 - Tortilla Dessert Wraps (Or Pinwheels)

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Memorial Day is almost here & soon after July 4th. It’s time to share dessert options inspired by the red, white & blue of “Old Glory”. I love using tortillas creatively & am posting 2 related ideas today. I was very detailed w/the prep instructions, but this is truly much easier to do than it may appear. Even if hard to do, it would be worth the time & care taken to make “Old Glory #1” the patriotic star attraction of your holiday get-together for family or friends! (Time does not include refrigeration time)”
9 2-in Segments

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 9 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (softened & divided per step #2 prep)
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry preserves (dark & thick as possible)
  • 3 tablespoons blueberry preserves (dark & thick as possible)
  • 13 banana


  1. Use a sharp knife to trim the curved edges of 2 opposite sides of the flour tortillas to a 6-in width (Easy to do 3 at a time, makes spreading the ingredients a uniform process & makes slicing easy in equal segments). Set prepared tortillas aside & cover w/a slightly moistened kitchen towel or washcloth.
  2. Mix cream cheese w/powdered sugar till well-combined & smooth. Divide mixture into 3 equal portions in separate bowls.
  3. Add 3 tbsp strawberry preserves to the 1st bowl & mix well. Add 3 tbsp blueberry preserves to the 2nd bowl & mix well. Cut banana in sml pieces, add to the 3rd bowl & mash into cream cheese mixture till fully incorporated & smooth.
  4. “Eyeball” the strawberry & blueberry mixtures for desired color. If a darker color is desired, add food coloring 1 drop at a time till you’re happy w/the color.
  5. Assembly: Put 1 pre-cut tortilla on your work surface & spread 1/3 of the strawberry mixture over the tortilla surface. Place a 2nd tortilla 1-in to the right (keeping the end cuts lined up) & spread 1/3 of the banana mixture over the tortilla surface. Place a 3rd tortilla 1-in further to the right (lined up again) & spread 1/3 of the blueberry mixture over the tortilla surface.
  6. Begin w/the tortilla flat on the work surface & roll them together into a circular log. The log will be fairly substantial in size & should be compact, but not so tight that your filling wants to “escape”. Wrap ea log snugly in foil or plastic wrap, so they do not come apart & their shape is retained. Repeat assembly steps w/rest of tortillas & ingredients. Refrigerate tortilla logs at least 2 hrs or put in your freezer for at least 1 hours.
  7. Remove from refrigerator or freezer & cut logs immediately w/a very sharp knife into 3-in servings (6), 2-in servings (9) or 1-in pieces (18). Serve immediately or refrigerate covered in plastic wrap till ready to serve.
  8. Serving Suggestion: Put on serving platter w/dish of cool whip & garnish w/banana slices + halved fresh strawberries & fresh blueberries. I bet kids would like a dish of red & blue M&M’s on the side too!

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a