Crescent Sopaipilla / Sopapilla Cheesecake
photo by sjm1113
- Ready In:
- Using a 9 x 13 baking pan, unroll one package of refrigerated crescent rolls and line the bottom of the pan.
- Mix together the cream cheese, sugar and extract.
- Spread over the crescent rolls.
- Unroll the other can of crescent rolls and place on top of cream cheese mixture.
- Pour one stick of melted butter or margarine over the top and sprinkle with about 1/2 cup of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I made these for my picky daughter who usu loves sopapillas. She didn't like them at all--they "had no honey and tasted like cheesecake" (which she doesn't like-the skinny wench!)...HOWEVER, my husband and son devoured the whole pan in less than 24 hours! I used reduced fat products and will probably reduce the amount of butter next time. So if you are looking for a true Tex-mex sopapilla, look on...BUT if you are looking for a quick, easy, super gooey cheese-cinnamony filled treat, try this-- you won't be disappointed. Thanks for posting!
I wouldn't suggest putting the 1st layer in the oven while you make the filling. I did as a reviewer suggested with not so good results. The filling mixture was very hard to spread on the warm and mushy bottom layer. I also think 2 packages of cream cheese is more than enough for the 9x13in pan. I wouldn't suggest a whole teaspoon of almond extract either. I used just that and found the almond extract to be a bit over powering for me. In all this was a good recipe and I didn't have any complaints . Thanks for sharing.
This recipe was a live wire on a recipe forum on my favorite gardening site. One tweak everyone went crazy for was topping the cream cheese layer with either pie filling or jam. Some even went savory and used herbs or spices, peppers or sundried tomatoes in the cream cheese instead of sugar, cooked mushrooms, sausage, bacon or ham and cheese instead cinnamon sugar. *I would just recommend staying away from the more water laden veggies unless you saute them to a drier state. It's a really fun recipe to master then play with!
i made this just for my husband and i to try out. very easy to make! this will come in handy for family and friend get togethers. i had seen other recipes which suggested a drizzling of honey over top so instead of using the cinnamon/sugar topping i combined honey w/the melted butter and poured it over the top crescent layer and then just liberally sprinkled cinnamon on top of that. if you like those big gooey cinnabons then you will love this because to me that is exactly what this dessert tasted like!
Very good recipe for this quick, easy dessert. I've had this several times, but this was my first attempt at making it, and it turned out great! I used neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese, and I used splenda instead of sugar, using a half cup of splenda in the cheese instead of 1 cup, and only a generous sprinkle on top, dusted with cinnamon, as we prefer our desserts more creamy than sweet. Also, the husband drizzled honey over the cheese layer, and this was the perfect touch. He said, it can't be called sopapilla anything without honey. This was great! Thanks for the recipe!