Sopapilla Cheesecake

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Sopapilla Cheesecake (from myellowumbrella)

  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces of Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Cinnamon and sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix both cheeses, sugar and vanilla until smooth (I suggest a hand mixer). Unroll and spread 1 can of the crescent rolls as the bottom layer on an ungreased baking sheet. I used my hands and fingers for this. Spread filling mixture to the edges. Unroll and spread the second can of crescent rolls as the top layer and lay on top of the mixture. Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown.

Neufchatel cheese is usually found close to regular cream cheese. It tastes extremely similar to cream cheese with 1/3 less fat.

I had some filling leftover but I could’ve used it all. I chose to go thin.

I also had some stovetop potpourri going. I used the peelings from 2 oranges, 1 cinnamon stick, a little pure vanilla extract and a little nutmeg. Simmer on the stove.

Hope you like the sopapillas. I enjoyed them so much with my Holiday Nog. I had seen Bolthouse Farms advertise in my newly delivered Everyday Food Mag yesterday and I couldn’t wait to try it. Perfect excuse. Sopapilla Cheesecake.

D

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