Mexican Cheesecake (Not Your Average Cheesecake, Served As Squares)
May 07, 2015
"I love, love this dessert, not only because it's ever so easy but it's fabulously delicious! I've made it too many times to keep track of the count for the reason that when I'm pressed for time and I need something quick to make for a pot luck, this is my ticket to success. It always gets rave reviews and recipe requests."
- Serving Size: 1 (104.1 g)
- Calories 373.1
- Total Fat - 21.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 12.3 g
- Cholesterol - 61.9 mg
- Sodium - 295.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 43.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
- Sugars - 37.6 g
- Protein - 3.6 g
- Calcium - 55.4 mg
- Iron - 0.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray (I more often use a a large pyrex casserole dish measuring 17.25 x 10.75 which I find to be a perfect size for this recipe)
Beat the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar and the vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth.
Carefully unroll the crescent roll dough from 1 can.
On a floured surface, roll one of the crescent dough to fully cover the bottom of your casserole dish.
Place the crescent dough into the bottom of either 9 x 13-inch or 17.25 x 10.75-inch casserole dish.
Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture over the bottom crescent roll layer.
Carefully unroll the crescent roll dough from the 2nd can.
On a floured surface roll the crescent dough to fully cover the top of your casserole dish.
Place the second crescent dough of the top of the cream cheese layer.
In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup of sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
Dot the mixture over the top of the cheesecake.
Bake in the preheated oven until the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown, approximately 30-40 minutes.
Remove from the oven and drizzle honey evenly over the top. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.
NOTE: I normally fit each square into pleated cupcake foils which makes for a pretty presentation and convenience in serving at a pot-luck.
Tips & Variations
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