Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Sopapilla Cheesecake

June 14, 2012Teresa

Sopapilla Cheesecake is absolutely awesome. This fantastic cheesecake bar-type recipe is a great treat for your family. It’s much quicker than most cheesecake recipes because it uses crescent roll dough on the bottom and top. It’s filled with a luscious cheesecake layer, then topped with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with butter. The flavors are spectacular and sure to be a hit with anyone you make this quick and easy recipe for.

This recipe is all over the web. But the creator of the recipe is actually Pillsbury.  I got the recipe from Julie Davis, one of the folks in a Sunday school class my husband used to teach at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Texas. It is SO easy and incredibly delicious. It is not nearly as involved or as much work as most cheesecake recipes are. It’s very simple and uses only six ingredients! My son made this for a church function last year and wowed all the folks who came.

If you’re looking for a rich, decadent dessert that’s quick and easy, then please consider making Sopapilla Cheesecake a priority in your baking schedule! Neither you nor your family will be disappointed. It’s THAT good!

When I initially posted this recipe in June 2012, it was only the third recipe that I posted. My pictures were taken with an inferior iPhone 3 because that’s all I had. I also took the pictures on my lovely granite countertop, but all the colors blended together because there were no contrasting  colors! Neither did I know that food photography doesn’t do well unless the food is presented on white plates!

I remade the recipe a year later, June 2013. By that time I had a much better Canon camera, though I was in the very beginning stages of learning how to take good pictures and present food well. Still, these pictures are a whole lot better than the originals.

I recently remade this recipe again (June 2018), and updated the pictures. I made it for our Friday night care group. They oohed and aahed over dessert. Because I had leftovers, I took the remainder to my next door neighbor. They loved the dessert and told me they wouldn’t mind me making them another one any time I felt like it. 🙂

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Sopapilla Cheesecake is a luscious and rich dessert your family will truly enjoy!

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

The cinnamon flavor adds a wonderful dimension to the taste of these scrumptious cheesecake bars. Doesn’t Sopapilla Cheesecake look yummy! Once you try this great dessert it will become one of your favorite treasured desserts!

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Sopapilla Cheesecake is so easy to make. Seriously, you can have this ready for the oven in about 10 minutes. If you refrigerate the cheesecake a couple of hours before cutting, the bars are much easier to cut.

Here’s what I did.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

I used these ingredients.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Soften cream cheese and place in large mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla. 

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Cream ingredients with an electric mixer and set aside.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Unroll one package of crescent roll dough and seal perforations together. Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread crescent roll dough into pan stretching as well as possible so the entire surface is covered.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Spread cream cheese mixture over top of crescent roll crust.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Unroll the second package of crescent roll dough. Fit the perforations together and place over top of the cream cheese layer, fitting the dough as well as possible to cover the entire surface.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Measure a half cup sugar into a glass measuring cup. Add cinnamon and stir to combine. 

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over top of crescent roll dough. Cover the entire surface with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Drizzle melted butter over top of cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

This is what the cheesecake looks like before baking.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 until mixture is set. Cool completely, then refrigerate a few hours for easier cutting.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Sopapilla Cheesecake actually travels well if you want to bring it with you to potlucks, picnics, or to a party. Our family loves this Sopapilla Cheesecake recipe. We hope you will enjoy it too.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

No one ever turns away from snatching a piece of this decadent dessert! Crescent roll dough makes this recipe SO easy to prepare. 

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Sopapilla Cheesecake is a great recipe to make for holiday baking.

Here’s the recipe.

SOPAPILLA CHEESECAKE

(Recipe adapted from Julie Davis, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill,TX; source: adapted from Pillsbury)

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Sopapilla Cheesecake is a Pillsbury recipe with crescent roll crust, luscious cheesecake filling, and cinnamon sugar topping. Quick, easy and delicious six-ingredient recipe. Perfect for company or potlucks.
Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese, vanilla, and ¾ cup sugar together.
  2. Spray bottom of 9x13” pan.
  3. Spread one package crescent rolls out to form crust. Seal perforations well.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture on top.
  5. Spread the remaining package crescent rolls over cream cheese layer. Seal perforations well.
  6. Combine 1 tsp. cinnamon with ½ cup sugar.
  7. Then sprinkle the crescent roll generously with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  8. Drizzle about ½ stick melted butter over top.
  9. Bake about 30 minutes at 375°.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Refrigerate before cutting into bars and serve.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Pillsbury.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Sopapilla Cheesecake[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars/Cheesecake/Dessert
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Julie Davis, when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX; source: adapted from [url href=”http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/sopapilla-cheesecake-bars/65ec128f-2acc-417b-8745-06c182d3134a” target=”_blank” title=”sopapilla cheesecake bars”]Pillsbury[/url]
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Total time:
Serves: 15
This amazing “cheesecake” is really more like blondies with a cheesecake layer inside. They’re so easy to make because they start with [url href=”http://www.pillsbury.com/” target=”_blank” title=”pillsbury crescent rolls”]crescent rolls[/url]!
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 pkg. [url href=”http://www.pillsbury.com/” target=”_blank” title=”pillsbury crescent rolls”]Pillsbury[/url] crescent rolls
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ stick melted butter to drizzle over top
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese, vanilla, and ¾ cup sugar together.
  2. Spray bottom of 9×13” pan.
  3. Spread one package crescent rolls out to form crust.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture on top.
  5. Spread the remaining package crescent rolls over cream cheese layer.
  6. Combine 1 tsp. cinnamon with ½ cup sugar.
  7. Then sprinkle generously with a cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  8. Drizzle about ½ stick melted butter over top.
  9. Bake about 30 minutes at 375°.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Refrigerate before cutting into bars and serve.
Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

We heartily enjoy the lovely cream cheese filling and the cinnamon-sugar topping in this recipe. It reminds you of eating sopapillas!

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

I cut the pan into 20 pieces, but you can cut these smaller or larger if you prefer.

Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon

Are you ready for a nibble? I’m already salivating over this sumptuous cheesecake!

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Print Recipe
Sopapilla Cheesecake BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Sopapilla Cheesecake is a Pillsbury recipe with crescent roll crust, luscious cheesecake filling, and cinnamon sugar topping. Quick, easy and delicious six-ingredient recipe. Perfect for company or potlucks.
Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sopapilla Cheesecake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #cheesecake uses only 6 ingredients! It's so easy, making it the perfect #dessert for company. #TexMex #creamcheese #PillsburyCrescentRolls #cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese, vanilla, and ¾ cup sugar together.
  2. Spray bottom of 9x13” pan.
  3. Spread one package crescent rolls out to form crust. Seal perforations well.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture on top.
  5. Spread the remaining package crescent rolls over cream cheese layer. Seal perforations well.
  6. Combine 1 tsp. cinnamon with ½ cup sugar.
  7. Then sprinkle the crescent roll generously with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  8. Drizzle about ½ stick melted butter over top.
  9. Bake about 30 minutes at 375°.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Refrigerate before cutting into bars and serve.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Pillsbury.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

12 Comments

  • Tisa

    December 8, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    This looks so good. Cannot wait to make it.
    Thank you so much.

    1. Teresa

      December 8, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Hi, Tisa. It’s a super easy recipe and so delicious. It’s great for potlucks this time of the year.

      1. Natalie

        October 18, 2018 at 11:53 am

        I want to bring it to a potluck at my office on Friday. Should I prep it on Thursday and bake it Friday morning and bring it in or bake it Thursday night and bring it in cold on Friday?

        1. Teresa

          October 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm

          Natalie, I prefer to serve this cold. I would bake it the night before and refrigerate it over night. It will be perfect that way.

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  • Shari Kelley

    January 12, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I attended a brunch over Christmas, and this Sopapilla Cheesecake was served. It was so delicious! The person whose house it was at gave us the recipe, and I haven’t tried it yet, but hope to soon. I love your pictures of it. Wish I had some right now!

    1. Teresa

      January 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Yes, they are so quick and easy to make and mouthwatering as well!

      1. Mihaela

        October 25, 2016 at 10:17 am

        This is one of my favorite. ?

        1. Teresa

          October 26, 2016 at 3:11 pm

          Yes, we’ve always enjoyed this easy cheesecake recipe, too. I’ll make it for you the next time you visit Texas, Mihaela. 🙂

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