Sopapilla Cheesecake

Have you ever tried something for the first time and thought to yourself, “Does it get any better than this?!”

That is what crossed both mine and my husband’s minds as we delved into this amazing creation.  Seriously, my husband could not stop raving about this dessert… I think we can chalk this dessert up to one of our top favorites.

Another GREAT thing about this recipe… it might be one of the EASIEST desserts I have ever made!

Sopapilla Cheesecake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 (8 count) cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 2 (8 ounce ) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  1. Unroll and spread 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Spread the cream cheese mixture over to top of crescent rolls.
  3. Unroll remaining crescent roll and lay over mixture making sure to spread and stretch as necessary to cover.
  4. Spread melted butter evenly over the top.
  5. In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon until combined and sprinkle over the top.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.


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  1. Aimee

    I make this anytime we have overnight guests. We call it breakfast cheesecake! Delish.

  2. divinefrenzy

    i Have made this once and am too tempted to make it again after seeing this post.. becuse it was SOO good! And I have like NO will-power when it comes to sweet cheesy desserts like this... nom nom nom

  3. Michael Ann

    Sound and looks incredible! Your endorsement is enough, I will make it soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Mrsblocko

    How come when I make this it never looks like yours! oh well. No matter how it looks it tastes divine!

  5. ? christine

    Oh my goodness, I DIE! This sounds like complete and utter heaven. Definitely a keeper in my recipe file.

  6. Winnie

    Yummyyyyyy - it looks DELICIOUS !

  7. Mandy

    Oh yum. This looks amazing and so simple. Perfect!

  8. Sarah Elizabeth Ann

    Found this recipe on and made it for a party my mom was having. It was a hit! My grandma and mom both made it for various events and it was a hit at both those as well. It's so simple to make and so delicious to eat - I just love it! :D

  9. Camille

    How big of a pan did you use? Looks scrumptious!

  10. Stacey Hall

    I have also made this before and it is wonderful, but it doesn't look like you used the top layer of crescent rolls in the picture?

  11. Marci

    This is totally incredible! Easy...too good!

  12. Jessica

    this is so delicious, my cousin made it for Easter and I could not stop eating it! -Jessica

  13. KCoake

    mmmm... night have to make this for a fun treat on Cinco de Mayo!

  14. carmen guffey

    ive never imagined of doing cheesecake in this manner, such a wonderful idea. they turned out great and were a hit.

  15. Kayla

    SO delicious! I'm chilling a pan in the fridge as we speak.

  16. Kristy

    This was a huge hit with the family!!!! Thanks for sharing! I will make it many times.

  17. Sarah

    Made this for company while serving Mexican food. It was delicious!!! Thank you for posting only the best recipes. You are my go-to website!!!

  18. Beth M

    How many servings does this make?

  19. Tiffany

    How do you store these afterwards? Refrigerator? Counter?

  20. Nonna

    About to make this. Good do you store this, counter or fridge?

  21. Nonna

    Yummmm...I made this yesterday and it was amazing. I added fresh grated cloves to the cream cheese mix and a tiny bit to melted butter. Also added about a 1/2 tsp. of honey to butter when I melted it. It was a big hit. Very simple to make. Next time I will try puffed pastry.

  22. Debra

    another great way to make this that is a little lighter texture wise - get the puff pastry sheets! Also delish! :) Thanks for this recipe as it reminded me to make this again! :)

  23. C

    Made it for the first time tonight - it was really easy and a big hit!

  24. Chelsea Houston

    This recipe NEVER fails to please!! Cream cheese. Sugar. Cinnamon. Butter. Deliciousness explosion in my mouth.

  25. Nonna7

    So here we go....have now made this every which way and this last one is pretty amazing. It's so basic as is, so its easy to tweak! This last one I made with Lemon Curd and fresh raspberries that had been rolled in sugar. I whip my cream cheese and sugar . I add a few drops of vanilla to my melted bitter. I don't use to large of a dish so I can overlay the edge so I get a beautiful fluffy crust. I didn't use any cinnamon but sprinkled sugar and then a little lemon zest. I baste the crust with butter that it is topped with so those edges get buttery dark crust. When I spread that layer of whipped cream cheese I top it with a small layer of lemon curd then take the fresh raspberries that have been rolled in sugar about one inch apart on top of lemon curd. Then finish as normal with top layer of crust. When it is cooling dust with powder sugar.. Serve warm or cold. It's so good. Creat your own!

  26. Kirsten

    I, too, would like to know what size pan?