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Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

sopapilla cheesecake bars Dessert Mexican
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 12

Inspired by the popular Mexican pastry, these cinnamon sugar cheesecake bars—with their sweet cream cheese filling, crunchy-sweet topping and flaky crescent crust—are dangerously good, and dangerously easy to make. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! MORE+ LESS-

October 16, 2018

Ingredients

2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
cups sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup butter, melted
1
tablespoon ground cinnamon

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Unroll 1 can dough. Place in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Stretch to cover bottom of dish, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 cup of the sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Spread over dough in baking dish.
  • 4
    Unroll second can of dough. Firmly press perforations to seal. Carefully place on top of cream cheese layer. Pinch seams together.
  • 5
    Pour melted butter evenly over top. Mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon, and sprinkle evenly over butter.
  • 6
    Bake 30-35 minutes or until bars appear set when gently shaken. Cool slightly, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate for easy cutting. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining bars.

Expert Tips

  • For a more authentic sopapilla flavor, top with honey.
  • These need to be stored in the refrigerator, but are best served warm. Heat bars in microwave uncovered 5 to 10 seconds to rewarm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
42%
Saturated Fat
15g
74%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
21%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
30g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Sopapillas are a popular fried bread in Hispanic cuisine, but the method for making them and how they’re served varies greatly from Chile and Argentina to New Mexico. In the United States, sopapillas are a staple sweet in New Mexico, and some say the treat has been around for about 200 years. The fried dough resembles small pillows and is sometimes served with honey. In these sopapilla cheesecake bars, we take the sweet flavor up a notch by sprinkling crescent dough with cinnamon sugar and nestling a delicious cheesecake layer in the middle. The result is a delicious twist on sopapillas that will have you reaching for seconds. If you want, you can serve these bars with a drizzle of honey like they do with sopapillas in New Mexico. Does this recipe have you craving more cheesecake? From irresistible Oreo cheesecake to creative lemon cheesecake crescent roll-ups, we have all of the best cheesecake recipes for you to try next.

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