Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sopapilla Cheesecake

It is the week of spring break and I love every minute of it. Spring is here and the weather is perfect. I've been working in the garden and planting flowers all around the house. The ferns are hung, the plants are planted and the vegetable seeds are in the ground. Now it is time to sit back and enjoy this wonderful weather.

Last night we had a couple of friends over for Taco night. What would be better suited for dessert than sopapilla cheesecake?  I was first introduced to Sopapilla Cheesecake about 8 years ago from a friend of a friend. I am so glad that I was. This crunchy sugar and cinnamon topping over a rich and creamy cream cheese filling is outrageously delicious!



Extremely easy and outrageously delicious! 




Sopapilla Cheesecake

2 packages of crescent rolls
2 8oz packages of cream cheese (softened)
3/4 cup of sugar
1 stick of butter, melted
2 teaspoon Mexican vanilla
Cinnamon-sugar mixture for topping, 2/3 cup sugar, and a Tablespoon of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Open one package of crescent rolls and line the bottom of a lightly sprayed 9x13 baking pan to form bottom crust.

In a large bowl mix with hand held blender the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and spoon out over the crust. Take the second package of crescent rolls and spread to form top crust. Pinch perforated edges together where needed.

Mix the melted butter, cinnamon-sugar and pour evenly over top crust.

Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, depending on preference. Once the crescents are done it is ready.  I prefer mine almost burnt to a crisp top, it receives rave reviews. Can be served warm, room temperature or chilled with strawberry and raspberry. I like mine with a little honey and a fork.

Enjoy!

28 comments:

  1. are you friggin' kidding me?? This looks BEYOND! I love you for this recipe :)

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  2. Oh my goodness..I must make this! WOW enjoy the good weather! I cant wait til we get some of it..lol

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  3. I LOVE sopapilla cheesecake!!! I made it one year at my friend's annual holiday baking party and it was a huge hit. Same recipe! I was almost embarrassed to tell people how easy it is! ;)

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  4. The crust sounds amazing and the topping just sets this over the edge. I would have to have to be physically removed from the cake or it would get ugly. This is just too good for words.

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  5. This is an awesome recipe! One of JD's aunts introduced me to it years ago as "Breakfast Cheesecake" which works out well because you can eat it in the a.m. and not feel too very guilty ;) The name Sopapilla Cheesecake sounds a bit more intriguing to me though...especially as a former Texan!

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  6. This looks heavenly! I just love the cinnamon topping!

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  7. Jeez woman, your going to make me fat.
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  8. I am all about easy delicious desserts.

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  9. Whoa...that looks great and sounds easy. I would love that for dessert!

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  10. Holy moly! Now this is new to me. Printing... Thanks Diana!

    Laura

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  11. I have never had these and the ease of your recipe has inspired me. This looks wonderful and I'm sure it tastes every bit as good as it looks. Have a fabulous day.

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  12. Popped in to say hello! This looks like the answer to my dreams!

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  13. i love that sugary crust, i could eat the whole thing!

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  14. Sounds absolutely heavenly! I love the cinnamon-sugar topping!

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  16. I love Sopapilla Cheesecake... have made it for years! SO yummy!

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  17. Oh, my!!! This sounds over the top! Yumminess. My daughter & I were at a local Tex-Mex favorite of ours & tasted Smores Sopapillas. I almost wondered then if unique Sopapillas are not a food trending wave right now. Especially here in Texas. Good post & great recipe. Bravo!

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  18. This cheesecake looks so moist and delicious!!

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  19. Delicious and easy is a dangerous combination! I would love love love this!

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  20. I never had sopapilla cheesecake before...but the cursty sugar topping and smooth cheese filling sound like a a delightful combination.

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  21. I'll trade you some pie for cheesecake!

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  22. Ohhh I have had this and it is sinful!!!!!

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  23. I have never heard of this...but sugar, cinnamon, cream cheese...how could it possibly be bad. I have already copied the recipe.

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  24. hmm, i've never heard of this, but it sure looks yummy, and i guess it's pretty easy too. nice one.

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  25. I've made this before but I didn't know that was the name of it. It's on the Pillsbury site and they call it something else. Yours sounds much more interesting and to be honest looks better than theirs. It's been a while I need to make it again.

    Everything okay? You haven't posted in a little bit...hope so!
    ~ingrid

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  26. I never had sopapilla cheesecake... yours looks delicious and mouth-watering!!

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  27. That cheesecake looks and sounds divine on every level!

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