Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

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This Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe is so easy to make – you will have to force yourself not to make it every week! Savory and sweet this is a treat the whole family will love.

Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

Do you all have a dessert that just looks ugly but tastes insane? You know, a “grub” type dessert that you would never see a picture of in a cookbook but taste like sin on a plate? Yeah, that’s what this sopapilla cheesecake turned out to be.

I found the recipe on Pioneer Woman’s site. She had a contest way back and asked her readers to give their favorite recipe in the comments section. Over 5,000 recipes were entered, and one person entered this one. If I could meet that person, I’d slap them right in the face for this. They should be ashamed of themselves.

I mean, butter, sugar, crescent rolls, sugar, cream cheese, cinnamon and did I mention sugar? Oh yeah, and more sugar. I felt myself going down a shame spiral with every bite.

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My poor little baby nearly licked the paint off of his plate. Hubby pronounced it the best “dessert thing” he ever had. I thought I was going to go into a coma from all the sugar but did admit that it was delicious.

The following recipe isn’t the original. The original had waaaaaay too much butter and sugar, even for this uber-fan of Paula Deen.

So, I changed some measurements and identities to protect the innocent. P.S.- Did you catch the mug shot of the accused up top there? Only a dessert a mother(or 3 year old, or 28-year-old man) could love…*shudder*….

Prepare at your own risk!

Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

2 cans crescent rolls
Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 stick butter
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place 1 package crescent rolls in sprayed pan.

Beat cream cheese, sugar (1 cup) and vanilla till fluffy. Spread over crescent rolls. Place second package crescent rolls over cream cheese mixture.

Melt 1/2 stick of butter and pour over crescent rolls. Mix 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar and sprinkle on top.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown. It can be topped with fruit topping(we used cool whip!) or served warm with ice cream.

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  1. 11.21.08

    You’re right, it doesn’t look appealing, but once I looked at the ingredients, now my sweet tooth is throbbing! I may just have to try that!

  2. 11.21.08
    frugalsuz said:

    I am cracking up reading this post. lol

  3. 11.21.08
    Shannon said:

    “If I could meet that person, I’d slap them right in the face for this.”

    that comment made me laugh out loud!

  4. 11.21.08
    kc said:

    I LOVE Sopapillas.. particulary from on the border, because they are coated in cinnamon and sugar! And then you dip them in Honey.. I don’t cook a lot, or bake much, but I will definitely be trying your recipe!!! YUMMY

  5. 11.22.08
    Brooke said:

    O my gosh it sounds yummy!! I really want to make it!Thank you so much for sharing!


  6. 11.22.08
    Precious said:

    Geesh, this looks so delicious!

  7. 11.23.08
    Emily said:

    I was at work when I first saw this so I couldn’t leave a comment, but I literally started drooling. I would totally make it, but I don’t have vanilla…or cream cheese…or beaters…First 2 are easy to fix, but I might have to hound myself a mixer.

    Or, better idea! See if Mom will make it this weekend insead. I don’t even think the pic looks bad 😉

  8. 11.23.08
    Tracy said:

    Oh, am I terrible, because it DOES look good to me. And I will try it soon

  9. 11.24.08
    Holly said:

    This sounds delishious. I think I will have to try making this. My daughter and hubby will prbably go crazy over it too.

  10. 11.24.08
    Laura said:

    I love the pioneer womans recipes… I’m still wanting to make her favorite sandwich. I concur that this doesnt look great, but I can only imagine how good it tastes!! Thanks for sharing the recipe (or altered recipe. thanks for that too!! save the rest of us from ourselves).
    laurachilton {at}

  11. 11.26.08
    AndiWrite said:

    What’s really bad about his is that I’ve been craving the fried ice cream that Chi-Chi’s used to serve, and I’m thinking this might be the next best thing!

  12. 7.20.09
    jskell911 said:

    My DH would love this! Wish I had seen this before today as it’s out anniversary and I just don’t have the time today 🙁

  13. 1.27.10
    Debtfreemommy said:

    Oh I am ashamed to even look at this recipe expecially since I just started my diet today. Non the less this just got marked onto my menu plan for the next two weeks.
    btw Hve you tried PW apple dumplings. They will put you in a coma in 2 mins but they are always a hit when I take them as a dessert. I only make them to take places…I do this to save my hubby from the sugar coma 🙂

    I Love soppapillas too but next tried a cheesecake version.

    Oh and I tried your crock pot peach cobbler (I saved the recipes last year and kept going back to it but next made it). BIG HIT in our house!

  14. 1.28.10
    Amiyrah said:

    yes, debtfree, I made them the day she posted the recipe for them. They are a fall staple in our house for our dessert of the week. I also made them when I did my apple project(which I documented on here) and when I did the run down of all the PW recipes I’ve made, ever. I think Jennysmom and I were the first people to post about the dumplings on the pound lol.

    Hope you enjoy the cheesecake!