Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

These Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars, inspired by the Mexican dessert called sopapillas, have a sweet, creamy cheesecake filling tucked between 2 crescent roll pastry sheets, and are topped with butter, cinnamon, and sugar and drizzled with honey.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Dessert, Mexican Desserts, Sopapilla Cheesecake, Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars, Sopapillas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 232 kcal
Author Michele @ Flavor Mosaic


Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

  • 2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls or sheets
  • 3 8 ounce packages cream cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
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  1. First, Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. Next, Spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray.

  3. Then unroll 1 can of crescent roll dough and press into the bottom of the prepared 9x13 baking dish. Stretch it out to cover the bottom of the pan and pinch together the perforations. Don't worry if it is not perfect, it will be covered up with the cheesecake layer.

  4. After that, pre-bake the bottom sheet in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 7 or 8 minutes.
  5. Next, in a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, 1-12 cups of sugar and 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla. 
  6. Then spread the cheesecake mixture evenly over the pre-baked crescent dough in the baking dish.
  7. After that, unroll the second can of crescent rolls and stretch it out on top of cream cheese layer. Pinch together the perforations.
  8. Once crust is spread out, pour the melted butter evenly over top. 
  9. Then stir together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon, and sprinkle evenly over butter.

  10. Finally, bake about 35 minutes or until center is set. 

  11. Cool for about 20 minutes. 

  12. Refrigerate to allow the Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars to set and to make it easier to cut.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 330mg14%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.