Sopapilla Cheesecake

This past weekend while Trevor and I were down in Provo apartment hunting, I stopped by a Blog Swap Party :) I will give you details on the party later, but until then I wanted to share the recipe of the dessert I brought. When I saw this recipe I got excited because I had read about Sopapilla. Sopapilla is a kind of fried pastry and a type of quick bread served in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, northern Mexico, New Mexico, Peru, Texas, and Uruguay. I have three brothers, two of which both served LDS missions in Mexico, and my little brother Alex is currently serving in Chile. I am sure this recipe is as far from authentic as you can get to the real Sopapilla but it made me think of my little brother out in Chile, who I have been missing lately.
According to good ol' Wikki, depending if they are served as a pastry or bread Chilean, sopaipillas are served with either mustard, ketchup, manjar, chancaca sauce (sopaipillas pasadas), hot butter, or pebre, a sauce of onion, tomato, garlic, and herbs. In Chile sopaipillas are traditionally made and eaten during days of rain. Well.... it isn't raining, and these are more of a dessert, so I don't think they count as Chilean. They can just be my American version :) But I wish my little brother auckie was here to have some with me.

3 cans Pillsbury butter crescent rolls
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup butter (melted)
Cinnamon & sugar 
(this recipe has so many possibilities, you could add raisins or nuts or whatever you want inside with the filling. I think these would even taste good with some syrup and make it like a pancake! be creative!)

Instructions:
Unrolled and spread 1 & 1/2 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls. Unroll and spread remaining crescent rolls over mixture. Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. 
Trevor had some before we left for Provo and he really liked them. I am pretty sure everyone at the party liked them too!
ENJOY!

39 comments

  1. These are SO good. Especially with honey :).

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  2. Mmm I love making these! We always all them cheese danish though! SO easy and incredibly delicious!

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  3. oh my!! that looks so yummy! thanks for sharing. Xo

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  4. haha My husband has been asking me to learn how to make this forever

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  5. those look delicious! I love sopapillas! My mom used to make them for us al the time.. either that or indian fry bread. We would put honey or powdered sugar on them.

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  6. A blog swap party sounds interesting! Now I am being nosy and want to know what it is lol! Great dessert to bring..I bet it was a hit! Looks delishhhh

    XO Lindsay

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  7. Oh my goodness this looks A-to-the-MAZING!
    Im sure my Peruvian in-laws will be pretty proud of me if I make this.

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  8. this looks soooo good! I will have to try it! Also, I am moving to Provo as well, so I feel your nervous/excitement/do I really wanna leave SLC feelings.

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  9. this recipe looks really good!

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  10. this looks amazing! thanks for the recipe!

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  11. these were so good! especially cold;) PS: you're way cool, glad we got to hang. congrats on the apartment too!

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  12. Ahhh that looks amazing, Alycia!!! I need to get my bf out of hibernation and make him cook with me. xD hahaha

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  13. That sounds so good! I'll have to try it!

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  14. This looks super yummy! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am a new follower of yours! I can't wait to read more! :)

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  15. Oh my GOODNESS that looks amazing! I've never even heard of it! Bookmark for sure, haha.

    xx, Melanie

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  16. OMG I've had this before... Au-Maz-Ing!

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  17. Your recipes always make me so hungry. Yummy! x

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  18. i saw you at the blog party and i totally didnt even recognize you! haha...wow. these were sooo good! i definitely need to make them :)

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  19. i am SOOOOOOO excited to make these!

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  20. I have never had these but they sound SO GOOD!!!

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  21. sopapillas are soo tasty! growing up my family & i would go to the local mexican restaurant and get sopapillas for dessert.

    i will def have to try out this recipe -- even maybe this weekend :]


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  22. sounds like an awesome recipe!! aw man... now i'm craving some goodies. oh! and can't wait to hear about the blog swap party:)
    Happy Wednesday.
    xo
    L

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  23. I am so trying this one! It sounds HEAVENLY!
    So glad you had a lovely time and I cant wait till you post about the party!
    Happy apartment hunting!

    Girl about Town XxX

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  24. This take me back to waiting tables here in Texas at a Mexican food restaurant in college. Though, ours were never filled with cheesecake.

    I might just have to make these tonight! ;)

    xoxo

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  25. YES! Both my parents served in Chile and my dad would always talk about Chilean sopapillas and how yummy they are! I'm Uruguayan and lived my whole life in Argentina, though, and never ate them. I guess they're not as popular in neither country. But they look so delicious!

    xoxo

    Ana Paula - Pretty in Polka Dots

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  26. this looks delicious! i'm making it soon! thanks for sharing :)

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  27. These look yummy! I think someone is following in my footsteps....making new recipes for company or events.

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  28. wow these look dangerously delicious...

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  29. So your brothers kind of a babe. Am I even allowed to say that? :)
    These things look waay good. I especially love the idea to add raisins, definitely making these sometime.

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  30. Wow! This looks wonderfully gluttonous!

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  31. I have made this before and LOVE IT too! :-) SOOOO happy to have found you too! :-)

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  32. Nom nom! This looks DELICIOUS. It's times like these that I really wish I had an oven. Sigh....

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