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.
2 packages of crescent rolls
2 8oz packages of cream cheese, room temp.
3/4 cup of sugar
2 teaspoon Mexican vanilla
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
1 stick of butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1Tablespoon 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 40-50 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 & blueberries. I like mine with a little honey and a fork.