Sopapilla Cheesecake

I hope you girls feel loved because as soon as I post this, my secret is out! I teased my gourmet chef sister about this having all kinds of exotic ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce. Does “crescent” qualify as a hard-to-pronounce word? This is a really simple, yummy recipe that is more impressive than it should be. It’s a favorite fellowship dinner dessert from First Baptist Irving. Thanks, Janelle, for supplying me with the recipe! In fact, she may be making this tonight for her bunco group.

Sopapilla Cheesecake

2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
2 (8 oz) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
1/2 cup cinnamon sugar (combine about 1/2 cup sugar with 1 TBS cinnamon)

1) Using a 9×13 baking pan, unroll one package of refrigerated crescent rolls and line the bottom of the pan.
2) Flatten.
3) Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and extract.
4) Spread over the crescent rolls.
5) Unroll the other can of crescent rolls and place on top of cream cheese mixture.
6) Pour one stick of melted butter or margarine over the top and sprinkle with about 1/2 cup of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
7) Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Makes 12-20 servings. My recipe provides the fat and calorie content, but I promise you don’t want to know! Enjoy, ladies!


124 Responses to “Sopapilla Cheesecake”

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  1. 101
    Shawna says:

    I am so excited to try this! I am going to make it for my Daniel Bible study group next week. I hope this doesn’t count as a ‘rich’ food ; )

  2. 102
    Shannon Pate says:

    Amanda, I made this tonight and my family ate the whole pan in one sitting!!!! It was so good! I used the low fat crescent rolls and 1/3 less fat cream cheese. I was sooo good!!!! And it was sooo easy! Thanks!

  3. 103
    mikeandmelissafisher says:

    How strange, someone sent this to me a few months ago (I can’t even remember who) but by the time I needed it, I couldn’t remember who it was or exactly what went in it! Thanks!

  4. 104
    luvgod2 says:

    This is one of my favorites and last night for our “Fiesta” dinner for the completion of Breaking Free – I brought it! Delicious!!!!

  5. 105
    Tishira says:

    I work for an assisted living facility and I can’t wait to make this treat for my little ladies! This looks wonderful! Thank you for posting it!

  6. 106
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    Ooh, my husband will kill me! He’s trying to lose weight. But it looks so easy and I’m such a bad cook.

  7. 107
    Faith says:

    Thank you, Melissa for such an encouraging post! Just what I needed for today! Keep writing more!

  8. 108
    Janelle & Ella says:

    I will think about you Monday at Bunco while we are eating this. I’m already missing you not being there with us!

  9. 109
    Shelly says:

    This is one of our MOPS specialties! It is sooo yummy!

  10. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda, This sounds like something really good to take to church Sunday. We are going to honor all of our law enforcement with a special dinner. This sounds tasty. I’ll write it down and try it.
    Melissa in NC

  11. 111
    Anonymous says:

    I haven’t read through the comments yet (so someone else may have mentioned this). But I make this same recipe only I add fruit filling. I use cherry. And it has always been a huge hit among small group Bible study, Mexican fiesta fellowships, etc! But I suppose you can use whatever your fruit filling of choice is! It’s WAY YUMMY!!!! Susan

  12. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Oh Amanda sounds awesome will try it next pay day oh well about the calories I got five others to share it with LOL!

    God Bless you and your family and all of my blog sisters!


  13. 113
    Nichole says:

    I called my friend the other morning and asked her what she was up to. She told me she was making “Sopapilla Cheesecake”. Of course, I’d already read the blog and since we are kindred spirits she knew I already knew what she was talking about. She had been having a tough day homeschooling her kids. She warned me that she would be bringing some to me…can I just say that God really did turn a crazy day into something delicious?!! Yummo Siestas! Cheesecake really is the food of angels.

  14. 114
    hthr says:

    ooooh…i’ve been making this for years! it goes straight to the hips but its worth it – every. single. bite!

  15. 115
    Anonymous says:

    OK I just came from the grocery store and spent 240 dollars to feed a family of 4. Mind you a lot of cleaning supplies also as my house has been sadly neglected. But, I think I will head right back and pick up the ingredients for this cheesecake. And it sounds so easy my 10 year old daughter and her friend (who has been hanging out here all day) but I don’t mind, could actually make this. Thanks Melissa.

  16. 116
    Michelle Bentham says:

    Oh, AJ! I gained weight just watching it cook! My daughter sat up with me post midnight this AM while I made this heavenly dish. We ate it with spiced apple slices and milk (to cut the sweetness). It is deliciously rich and satisfying. Only one piece of that little indulgence and we had sweeter dreams than we would have other wise. We both slept well after our treat! Thanks for sharing, it is definitely on the menu for the Grad party in a few weeks! YUM! It was almost too fast and too easy to be that good! Ya’ll are the best!

  17. 117
    My kids Mama says:

    OK so we go to the store buy the ingedients, throw it together and man it was delicious. I may make another one today. I have never tasted anything so yummy.

    My husband came home in a panic last night, rifling through the fridge because he thought we had eaten it all before he had a chance to have one more piece.

    Thanks again.

  18. 118
    Anna says:

    I know I’m late, but Amanda, I’m making this for our Bible study tonight — do I need to serve it warm or is it okay to have it in the fridge for a couple hours leading up to the study??

    Thanks! =)

  19. 119
    It's All About Him says:

    AJ- I read through the comments and noticed someone asked about serving this cold…I was wondering the same thing because I would like to make it for a pot luck at work on Friday. What do you think? Ever tried it?

  20. 120
    Anonymous says:

    I commented earlier on May 14th, but another thing about the Sopapilla Cheesecake is that it tastes really good in a Chocolate fountain. We cut it up in pieces and put it on a skewer and put it right in the fountain. Everything is good in chocolate!!!!!


  21. 121
    dreamingBIGdreams says:

    I made this Monday night and it was so delicious! I’m serious! I’m a fan and will pull this recipe out often.

    i even posted about it on my blog and it should be up tomorrow afternoon. 🙂

    to answer about cold … not sure what Amanda will say but here’s my two cents since i just did it this week. when it was hot it was A-M-A-Z-I-G … we put it in the fridge when we were done and we pulled it out again tonight and ate it cold and it was still very good, but nothing compared to it right out of the oven. i didn’t even try to reheat it though and not sure how that would turn out. maybe i’ll do that tomorrow after dinner and let you all know!!!


  22. 122
    Kelly says:

    Yummy as all get out:)!!!!!!!!! THANKS!

  23. 123
    lexee welch says:

    this is one of my favorite recipes! i have seen a few different varieties, but my recipe is the exact same as the one you posted! loaded with fat and sugar, but mmm so good! :]

  24. 124

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