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REC: Sopapilla Cheescake Squares
Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posted to Thread #25680 at 1:13 pm on Feb 3, 2014
Sopapilla Cheesecake Squares - adapted from Allrecipes
1 1/2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract (can use 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/4 tsp almond extract)
1 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice (opt.)
few gratings of lemon peel (opt.)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp cinnamon plus more for "sprinkles" - (I used 1/4 and next time will try 1/2 tsp for a more pronounced cinnamon flavor)
1 (8 ounce) can crescent roll dough
1/4 cup melted butter plus extra for pan
1/4 cup white sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8-1/4 cup sliced almonds - opt. (I used 1/4 - we love almonds)
1/8-1/4 cup honey
(semi-sweet mini morsels, small pieces cut fruit, preserves - opt)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 8"x8" (or 7"x11") pan.
2. Beat cream cheese, egg, 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract, 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cinnamon (and lemon juice/peel if you are using) until smooth.
3. Open crescent rolls. Fit half (4 triangles) into buttered pan, gently joining cut lines and stretching to fill bottom of pan. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
4. Cover base with cream cheese mixture, spreading evenly. Sprinkle top lightly with cinnamon. (Can add chocolate chips, fruit or preserve layer)
5. Lay remaining crescent roll sections over top - dough doesn't have to be perfectly connected on top like on the bottom. Pour butter evenly over top of crescent roll sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Top with sliced almonds (and/or chocolate chips, if using).
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes until knife stuck into center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes and then drizzle pastry top in pan with honey (or drizzle honey when you serve each square). Let cool completely before cutting into 2" squares. Serve at room temperature or chill for 2 hours. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Other messages in this thread:
- 25680. Mexican dinner this week - sides and dessert? - Anna_X - 6:47pm on 02/02/14 (18)
- If you want a light dessert, I'd love the roasted pineapple from the Margahootie recipe. [LINK] - Traca - 7:27pm on 02/02/14
- REC: Sopapilla Cheesecake - not T&T, yet! [LINK] - colleenmomof2 - 10:29pm on 02/02/14
- Sounds very interesting. Let us know. I'm tending to cookies and hot choc now as we're so cold! [NT] - Anna_X - 1:49am on 02/03/14
- Yum! We ate it warm and it was very good - colleenmomof2 - 5:05am on 02/03/14
- REC: Sopapilla Cheescake Squares - colleenmomof2 - 1:13pm on 02/03/14
- I passed this on to my nieces - thought they would enjoy making it! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 11:49am on 02/03/14
- Ditto! I have the perfect in-laws for this. Thanks! [NT] - Anna_X - 7:40am on 02/04/14
- Very, very good the second day. - colleenmomof2 - 1:24pm on 02/04/14
- I was thinking puff pastry when first posted:) [NT] - deb-in-MI - 1:32pm on 02/04/14
- Traca, I'm probably being obtuse here about roasted pineapple... - Anna_X - 7:37am on 02/04/14
- Ha! I made a twist to this and totally forgot it wasn't part of the original recipe. Wow. - Traca - 11:34am on 02/04/14
- What about cookies and hot chocolate? Lots of Mexican cookies recipes. - Melissa Dallas - 7:30pm on 02/02/14
- Yum. A couple of ideas might be granitas, warmed churros, Mexican chocolate pots de crème... [LINK] - MariaDNoCA - 7:35pm on 02/02/14
- Margarita Flan Cake! - Heather_in_SF - 10:05pm on 02/03/14
- Think I'll try that for the next poker night. Looks like fun. [NT] [LINK] - Marg CDN2 - 10:44pm on 02/03/14
- I KNOW the Mexican side of the family will love this. It's going straight to my overstuffed files. [NT] - Anna_X - 7:38am on 02/04/14
- From the same website, I made this one for an office potluck today. Holy cow! Simple and delicious. [LINK] - Traca - 4:33pm on 02/07/14
- My one tip: line the pan with parchment. I sprayed a non-stick pan but still had trouble - Traca - 3:40pm on 02/08/14