Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tasty Tuesday ~~ Sopapilla Cheesecake

Because I love y'all so much, I'm giving you a bib warning up front. My wonderful, beautiful, smart stepdaughter Jessica made this drool-making dessert for my birthday this past weekend, and I think you'll like it a LOT. Yep, it meets Gumbo Writer's criteria -- easy, quick and g-o-o-d!

[P.S. to Jess --- Nana LOVES the crock pot liners! And a personal request to y'all: please keep Jess and her husband Bill and the whole family in prayer. He is leaving for Afghanistan this month to serve for a year. God bless our military families for their tremendous sacrifices!]

Sopapilla Cheesecake

8 oz. fat free or reduced fat cream cheese (softened)
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry 
2 Tbsp. melted butter (marg. or Smart Balance)

Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Put in microwave for 10-20 seconds in microwave to warm it up. 

Place pastry sheet on greased cookie sheet. Spread mixture almost to the edges. Top with a second pastry sheet. Pinch edges together. Spread with melted butter. Sprinkle on mixed sugar and cinnamon.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool a bit, then cut and serve. Watch your guests' faces light up! (Refrigerate leftovers -- yeah, like there'll be any of those.) :D

*bib photo from ebay


Kristopher and Crew said...

Holy crap, this looks dangerous. Gonna have to get me some fat pants!

(I came here from Zoe's blog, and I'm staying! Great blog!)

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

Man o Man that looks yummy. I'm sure one slice is equal to a weeks worth of W.W. points. Hmmm, it may be worth it.(:

BTW, from one Virgo to another, happy birthday. Mine is Wednesday. A few more and I'll quit celebrating em.

I'll be sure to keep your son-in-law in my thoughts and prayers.

King of New York Hacks said...

I keep fat pants in my stock for just these moments of "Easy Quick and Good" recipes..Prayers and good luck honks for Bill and the whole family comin' in from NYC. Peace Irish, love the pizza cutter too, never used that for a delight like this.

Carolyn V. said...

Oh. My. Yumminess. That looks AWESOME!

john bord said...

gonna have to catch that gator n let him tow me back down to bayou country...
that n a cup of dark roast....
oh my goooddnnneeesss

Angie Ledbetter said...

Kris & Crew - I LOL'd on the fat pants. (I've got several pair if you just wanna borrow some.) The dessert is really worth it. Thanks for coming by. I'll be over soon.

Thanks for prayers, Andrea. And I don't think the recipe's too bad if you use FF cream cheese, Smart Balance, and cut down on the sugar a bit. But it IS dangerously delicious. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, fellow Virgo!

King - Thanks for the honks! And, yeah, stepdaughter is a smart cookie. I bet everything in her kitchen serves double duty or more. :D

Really, really is, Carolyn. I drool just thinking about it.

LOL, John. If you do...lemme know so I can start the coffee pot! Dark Roast is all I use.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Looks pretty good. Too good.

Diane said...

Praying for your family and thankful for your sacrifices. :O)

Liza said...

Thanks for the recipe and blessings to your family.

The Paper Whisperer said...

When I saw soapapilla and cheesecake in the same sentence, I knew I should back away from my keyboard....but NOOOOOOOOOO, here I am drooling and looking at the clock to see how much longer before I get to take Christian to school and swing by the grocery. Thanks!!! No, really, THANKS!!!

Janna Qualman said... Yes, please!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Midlife - Dangerously so!

Thanks, Diane. Appreciate that. Gonna be a longgg year for the whole family.

Liza - Thanks!

PW - Myyyyyyy pleasure. :D

Good any time of day or night, Janna. Try it!

Patti Lacy said...

WOW! I just ordered two cheesecakes for tonight's party and COULD'A made THIS!!

Next time.


Kittie Howard said...

I'm due for a fat pants treat and this recipe will do it...yum!

Although my hub's rather recently retired from the USMC, we still swirl in that arena, now with the sons/daughters of friends off to war. Two weeks ago I had a long conversation with a civilian, what we call a 'civilian Marine', who works with Afghan women. She and others in the unit travel with Marines to get to them. Rachel's tour ends soon; she's volunteered and has been accepted for a second tour.

Most of the active duty Marines we know have volunteered for subsequent tours.

Your family is now my family. Love 'em all!

LTM said...

OMG--yessss.... :d

Karen said...

Did someone say "pastry?" That's really easy, I'm gonna try it. Thanks.

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Marguerite said...

Lawd have mercy, girl! That looks GOOD and is going on my "must try" list! :) Will keep Jess, Bill, & family in my prayers.

Sharla said...

No way girl. I read the first part of your post, and thought as I scrolled down...I have one I could send sopapilla cheesec--


Goosebumps and Twilight Zone music ensued. What are the odds?


So now I'm thinking it's fate and I need to make it. This week.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Two of my favorite things together! Almost like a Reese's Peanut Buter Cup.

Angie Ledbetter said...

So glad my bloggerish friends are enjoying this deeeee-lish recipe. I answered all of y'all who have email addresses! visit. :)

Amie said...

O...M...G...I kinda wanna lick my computer screen.

Titus said...

From the picture I thought it was going to be about a handbag!
Pudding's good for me too though.

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL Amie. Not quite the same. Make yourself won't regret it!

Titus - that's a BIB, not a BAG! LOLOL. :D

L.C. Gant said...

Eek! You are an angel for posting this recipe :-) I've been on the lookout for this exact one for ages. My husband had it a while back and has been raving about it ever since. Can't wait to try it! Thanks again!

Hilary said...

I. just. don't. dare! It looks and sounds deadly delicious! Bib-worthy indeed.. slurp!

Your family members are in my best thoughts, Angie.

lakeviewer said...

Easy as pie! Yeah, it's on my list to make when I get those sugar pangs. Thanks

Debbie said...

I make something very similar and call it a breakfast dish! Oh, how I love to start my day with cream cheese.
And end my day with cream cheese.

Stacy Post said...

Oh...yeah. This is one I'll add to my collection for sure! Tasty and easy, that's my kind of recipe! Thanks, Angie!

Angie Ledbetter said...

L.C. Grant - Yay!!!

Thank you, Hilary. *hugs*

Enjoy that sweet treat, lakeviewer.

Debbie - No little dab at lunch? LOL

Lemme know if you try it, Stacy. :)

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