Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert
8 oz (227 g) cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz (227 g) crescent roll dough
1/3 cup (43 g) granulated sugar
4 Tbsp (56 g) melted salted butter
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp (37.5 g) granulated sugar for topping
Prepare Cream Cheese Filling:
In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and creamy.
Prep the Baking Dish:
Grab your 8×8 square baking dish.
Lightly grease the dish with cooking spray or a touch of butter.
Crescent Roll Base Layer:
Take half of the crescent roll dough and spread it at the bottom of the baking dish, making sure to pinch any seams together to create a unified layer.
Add the Filling:
Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the crescent roll layer in the dish.
Crescent Roll Top Layer:
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the remaining half of the crescent roll dough to match the size of your baking dish.
Place it over the cream cheese layer, again pinching the seams.
Butter and Sugar Topping:
Drizzle the melted butter over the top crescent roll layer.
Mix the 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the buttered surface.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the top layer is golden brown and the filling is set.
Cool and Serve:
Allow your Sopapilla Cheesecake to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing it into squares.
Serve and enjoy your sweet treat!
Chef’s Tips from Ineskohl Kitchen:
For an Extra Touch: For those wanting to amp up the sweetness, you can increase the sugar in the cream cheese filling to 1/2 cup.
Serve with Style: For an elegant serving suggestion, pair your Sopapilla Cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Storing Leftovers: This cheesecake stores well in the fridge. Keep it in an airtight container, and it will stay fresh for 3-4 days. It can be enjoyed cold or slightly reheated in a microwave or oven.
Double the Fun: If hosting a larger gathering or simply wanting more of this delectable dessert, you can easily double the ingredients and use a 9×13 inch baking dish. Adjust the baking time accordingly, and keep an eye on it to ensure the top doesn’t burn.
Sopapilla Cheesecake is not just a dessert; it’s an experience. It brings together the richness of cheesecake with the airy delight of crescent rolls, topped with the timeless flavor combination of cinnamon and sugar. This recipe is bound to become a staple in your kitchen!
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