5 from 16 votes
Sopapilla Cheesecake
Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe | Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Cool Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Perfect Sopapilla Cheesecake is easy to make and decadently delicious! Layers of flaky crust, a soft and fluffy cheesecake center, with a dusting of cinnamon-sugar on top!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Sopapilla Cheesecake
Servings: 12
Calories: 431 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
Ingredients
  • 1 package puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted.
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven 350° and have ready a well-greased 9x13" pan.

  2. Add the cream cheese and 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a handheld mixer and a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium-high speed for 1 minute. Add 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt and beat for 3-4 minutes more. Wipe down the sides of the bowl, add the egg, and mix until evenly incorporated. Set aside.

  3. Dust a work surface and rolling pin with flour. Roll out the first sheet of puff pastry to fit the pan and lay in the pan. Roll out the second sheet of puff pastry and set aside.

  4. Add the cream cheese filling to the pan and smooth over the top. Lay the second sheet of puff pastry over the top.

  5. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of sugar, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and a generous pinch of sea salt. Drizzle the melted 6 tablespoons of butter evenly over the top of the puff pastry, and top with the sugar mixture.

  6. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 1-2 hours before cutting into.

Recipe Notes

If you'd like to use crescent rolls instead of puff pastry, there are only 2 small adjustments you'll need to make:

Nutrition Facts
Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe | Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.