August 21, 2012

easy sopapeesy


I know you've seen these somewhere over the rainbow internets recently. If not, I'm thrilled to be the one to bring such a delight to your attention!


Basically, this is sweetened and silky cream cheese sandwiched between two layers of buttery crescent roll dough. That'd probably be good enough, but the kicker for me is the layer of crunchy cinnamon sugar on top--that's what makes these so sopapilla-esque.*


*If I'm being honest, I haven't actually had an authentic sopapilla since Spanish class in high school, but I do remember them fondly.


If you haven't tried these for yourself yet, please do. There's no reason not to do so, except, of course, for severe lactose-intolerance. That is all.

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Yield: 12 huge pieces or 15 more reasonably-sized ones

Ingredients:
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 20 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar, divided use
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Directions:
Heat oven to 350°F.
Unroll 1 can dough. Place in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Stretch to cover bottom of dish, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 1-1/2 cups of the sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Spread over dough in baking dish.
Unroll second can of dough. Carefully place on top of cream cheese layer. Pinch seams together.
Pour melted butter evenly over top. Mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon, and sprinkle evenly over butter.
Bake about 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool slightly, about 20 minutes. Refrigerate for easy cutting. Cover and refrigerate any remaining bars.




26 comments:

Leslie said...

Yes, a dream come true. I have to agree with you!!

Pam said...

Oh my gosh. This is seriously all my favorite things in one. And, I can tell it doesn't even need chocolate!

bellini said...

Just another amazing food to put on my bucket list of things to try.

vanillasugarblog said...

geez, no I haven't tried these.
and can't remember where I've seen them before.
I should have my head examined. lol

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

This is my first time seeing these!! I love that it requires refrigerated crescent dinner rolls because I always have those at home hehe

Susan said...

Hi!

I feel like I have had that before! If I remember right, it was about 20 years and I loved it. But warning... It was rich!

Susan

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Sinful! Amazing bars...

Cheers,

Rosa

Sue/the view from great island said...

I must have been living under a rock all these years, I've never heard of this...how could I have missed it? It looks insanely good. And no matter what anybody says, that refrigerated crescent roll dough is magic.

The Squishy Monster said...

Looks like something I can whip up very soon--YUM!!!

lisa is cooking said...

Cream cheese filling + sopapilla like topping = fantastic. It's been way too long since I've had a sopapilla.

Guru Uru said...

This is a classic and it looks so good :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

OK I'm trying to think of a substitute for the dinner roll dough because these look AMAZING!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

Oh my goodness - this looks absolutely delicious! I love the crisp top!

Faith said...

This is the first I've seen this gorgeous creation so I'm thrilled you shared it with us, Grace! It looks amazing -- both the good part and the best part! :)

Nic said...

Another great idea Grace! I think that sugary top part is the best bit as well.

Juliana said...

Oh Grace, I can imagine having a bite of this...creamy cream cheese and crunchy cinnamon layer...very creative :)
Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a fun week!

Louisa said...

I have not tried this. Why have I not tried this?!! Maybe I'll make them for myslef next week as a birthday treat for myself :) Thank you so much for sharing!!

Marjie said...

That's a lot of cream cheese. No wonder it's so decadent. I'm with you, though; it wouldn't be as good without the cinnamon-sugar topper.

Jeff @ Cheeseburger said...

I honestly haven't tried sopapill that's why I'm so excited when I found this recipe.

Joanne said...

I actually stumbled across these yesterday for the first time and knew I needed them in my life. you are totally re-emphasizing that for me.

Beth said...

This is so tempting, and I love the way you say it yields 12 huge pieces (probably the way I'd cut it). That topping looks fantastic.

Pam said...

I am really wishing I could have this for dessert tonight... YUM!

Carolyn Jung said...

It's like a cheesecake sandwich! I'm sold. ;)

I Wilkerson said...

My mother used to make something similar but this looks even more gooey and delicious!

Sharon Graves said...

These may be old news elsewhere, but they were a revelation to me. Made them, loved them! Full props to you for the find!

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