Monday, April 16, 2012

Sopapilla Cheesecake

....and what a beautiful marriage it is!  I am going to try and keep myself calm, but I am a hot mess after tasting this dessert.  I was overly excited from the beginning, I don't think there are meds for it, so forget even suggesting it.  Now let me get started with where I found this dessert my HIGHLY adorable husband has deemed, "the best dessert you have ever made and I have said that about alot of them but I MEAN it this time".  Thanks Geo.  Your a dream.....

I am completely addicted to YouTube.  It seems as though I was a bit of a YouTube late bloomer.  I just didn't get what everyone found so addicting about it until a year or so ago.  Maybe not even that long.  One of the first cooking channels I found was Bettys Kitchen and let me tell you, *as if we have met before, which we haven't* she is the sweetest, kindest woman ever.  Her recipes are great, she explains in great detail what she is doing and why, which is excellent for beginner cooks.  I am a visual learner, don't give me a book, just show me.  If you are the same with cooking, she is your answer!  I was watching last week and this new video was posted.  I watched it and I couldn't NOT make it.  You all know that I usually only post original recipes, however, this seemed so worthy of sharing I had to email and ask her if I could do so.  This recipe was shared with her from a viewer who wanted to be called only, "Monica in Arkansas".  I am so glad she shared with with Miss Betty and I get to share it with you all.  Now about that YouTube addiction....I have spent plenty of  almost all-nighters there.  Did I really just admit that?  Oh well, chefwannabe fact #531, I sometimes don't know when to NOT share my shame.  

I did make ONE change.  Remember how I didn't know I was out of sugar?  Well, I had enough for the filling but not the top so I substituted brown sugar on top and holy brown sugar batman, I am never going to put white sugar on top!

Here is what you will need to pick up at the store, easy and cheap, just like..oh nvm.

2 8oz blocks of cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (homemade or store bought)
2 cans of crescent rolls
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar  (brown or white, I used brown)
1/4 cup honey

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a 9x13 baking dish, spray with nonstick cooking spray and roll your crescent rolls out to make a bottom crust.  Spread out the dough and pinch seams together.  
bottom crust

Set aside and make filling.   In a bowl combine cream cheese, white sugar and vanilla.  Use a hand mixer to obtain the creamiest texture possible.  Spread this out unto your bottom crescent roll crust. 
Filling spread on!

Take your second can of crescent rolls and roll out over the top, doing the same with pinching seems together and stretching it to fit.  I kind of did it on the counter and then picked it up and put it on.  Do the best you can, it won't be the end of the world if a seam shows, you can see a few on mine! Next, in a small bowl combine butter, brown (or white) sugar, and cinnamon.  Mix thoroughly and dot the top of the dessert with teaspoons full.  

They will all melt together so no worries, you will have plenty.  Here is the hard part.  You MUST let it cool COMPLETELY before slicing.  I know it will be hard, maybe you can vacuum under your bed or clean a closet.  You know.  The one that you need to wear a helmet to open the door?  By the time you are done, I swear it will be ready to dive into!!

Bake for 30 minutes.  Keep an eye on it.  It will seem a little jiggly when you take it out.  It is the butter, don't worry.  

drizzle honey!!
Take it out and immediately drizzle the top with your honey.  I might have added a little extra, totally unaware I was doing you believe me?  Well it all worked out quite well!

I hope you take time to try this.  It is so easy and requires things you probably already have around the house.  

Do not delay, try this today!

Your "waiting for Geo to go to sleep so I can go sneak another piece"chefwannabe


  1. I have a different version...I add cinnamon to the filling, & on the top, I brush w/melted butter & sprinkle w/cinnamon sugar. I have also thought about mixing apple pie filling w/the filling.

  2. Have my own version where I add cinnamon to the filling. On top, I brush melted butter & sprinkle cinnamon/sugar on top. I have also mixed apple pie filling in w/ cream cheese, and that is good, also.

  3. For the love of Nutella, Chris.... MUST you post these drool worthy recipes at 10pm... and when I have NO crescent rolls in the house??
    I'm sitting here in bed ready to run downstairs and try to make this with puff pastry, but I'm afraid it will be too flaky. Maybe I can make it in a pie crust... oh crap... look what you're gonna make me do... now I have to go to Walmart... 24 hours and all, ya know

  4. Becca don't mention Nutella, I am making that homemade tomorrow! I think you could do this with puff pastry actually.

    Nannyhome, I may just have to try your variations next time! It seems like you could change it up alot of different ways but this way I made it, I am not sure I can top it!! Thanks for reading!

  5. I'm the same way when I go to the store, and half the time I even have a list, in my hand! This just sounds too good to be true! I'm going to the store in the morning anyway, adding crescent rolls to my list (I have everything else) hopefully I won't forget them. Thanks for sharing!
    Oh, and I'm ignoring your whole thing about YouTube, I don't have enough hours in the day (or night) to have another addiction! Hugs!

  6. Hi Chris: I just had these at a social recently and I am definitely going to make them. They were wonderful! I wonder if the person who made theirs got the recipe from Miss Betty? hmmm..Enjoy your evening and I have to say your guy is a riot! Lucky you <3. Keep smilin :)

  7. Guess what we're having FOR dinner! :) Oh yes, I said FOR dinner! We'll have the other food for dessert, after all, isn't dessert the thing you eat AFTER you eat your meal? I'm making a special trip to the store for crescent rolls! I have everything else sitting here. Thinking I may add some Biscoff into the mix too. :) I'll make a trial run before dinner, and taste test it. If it's as yummy as you say, then I'll make my family one to share! ;)

    1. Let me know how you like it, or rather LOVE it because you WILL love it! Thanks for reading!

  8. Hi Chris! I read through this entire blog post without clicking on the link to Betty's Kitchen. Once I had already decided to create this wonderful dish you had found, I wanted to visit sweet ol' Betty. Don't you know, we are already subscribed to her channel! I love her videos! How did I miss this wonderful dessert, I will never know. Maybe the wife is scheming against me, since she is watching my cholesterol intake. Oh well! She failed! I may have missed Betty's video until now, but I sure can't miss any of your deliciousness! Thanks for sharing!