Sunday, October 16, 2011

Easy Sopapilla Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars {a guest post by Nela}

Thanks so much for doing this, Nela! I can't wait to try this recipe! And, for anyone who reads this, Nela's blog is 

2 cans (8 Oz. Size) Crescent Roll Dough 
2 packages (8 Oz. Size) Cream Cheese, Softened 
1/2 cup + 2 TBSP of Sugar 
2 cups Pumpkin Puree 
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon 
½ teaspoon Ginger 
½ teaspoon Nutmeg 
¼ teaspoon Allspice 
½ cups Butter, Melted 

½ cup Sugar 
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 
Honey (optional, For Serving)
Toasted Pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a glass 9×13 inch baking dish. Unroll one can of crescent roll dough (all in one piece) and...

lay it in the dish, pressing it out to cover the bottom and pinching any seams together. 

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar... 

until light and fluffy. 

Add pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice, and beat to combine. 

Spread this mixture over the crescent roll dough in your pan. 

For the topping, in a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon. 

Unroll the other can of crescent roll dough and lay it on top of the pumpkin cheesecake mixture. (I actually found it easier to lay it on some plastic wrap secured over a cutting board. This gave me a surface on which to pinch the seams closed and make it into one big rectangular sheet. I then used the plastic wrap to “flip” it carefully over onto the cheesecake mixture.) 

Pour melted butter over top of crescent roll dough 

and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar topping evenly across the surface. 

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. 

Let bars cool completely before covering them and placing them in the refrigerator to chill for at least a couple of hours (I left mine overnight). Cut into squares, heat for just about 20 seconds to take off the chill, and serve with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of toasted pecans.

While the bars bake, you can also toast the pecans on another rack, just spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast for about 6 minutes or until fragrant, stirring about halfway through the cook time. Transfer nuts to a plate to cool.

Here's the Printable Recipe:
Easy Sopapilla Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Hope you enjoy! :)


  1. Awesome, Nela! I love how you have pictures for every step!

  2. Hey! So I just got your comment! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be featured on your blog! If there's anything specific you want me to share or anything, feel free to email me! {My email address is} Thanks so much!(: -Sophie

  3. I just posted my "Guest Post" here:
    Thanks so much!(:


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