Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
I love baking and trying new things. You can make so many things with pumpkin, but why not try something new? That’s where this pumpkin sopapilla cheesecake comes in, because everyone loves warm fall spices mixed with pumpkin. I can guarantee you have never had anything like this! It is quick and easy to make, and will always be a hit. —Vicky Zigmantaite, Monroe, Michigan
Pumpkin Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened1-1/2 cups sugar, divided1 teaspoon vanilla extract1-1/4 cups canned pumpkin2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls1/2 cup butter, melted1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in pumpkin until well combined. Unroll 1 tube of crescent dough into the bottom of a greased 13×9-in. baking dish; seal seams and perforations. Spread cream cheese mixture over crust. Unroll remaining crescent dough; place over filling, sealing seams. Pour butter over top. Combine pie spice and remaining 1/2 cup sugar; sprinkle over top. Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate, covered, at least 3 hours before serving.
Pumpkin Sopapilla Cheesecake Tips
Do you have to wait for the cream cheese to soften before making the pumpkin cheesecake mixture?Yes, don’t skip this step! It’s very important to use softened cream cheese before starting to get a perfect smooth texture. If you don’t allow ample time at room temperature, and blend the mixture using cold cream cheese, it could have a lumpy, curdled look.
How should you serve pumpkin sopapilla cheesecake? Simply slice and serve! Whether it’s at room temperature or straight out of the fridge is just personal preference. It makes a perfect dessert for a Mexican-themed dinner in the fall.
How should you store pumpkin sopapilla cheesecake? Store the pumpkin sopapilla cheesecake covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Here are more cheesecake recipes to try after it’s gone.
–Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor
1 piece: 333 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.