Mexican Cheesecake (Not Your Average Cheesecake, Served As Squares)

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"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."

Original is 12-18 servings


  • 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

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

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)

Step 3

Beat the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar and the vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth.

Step 4

Carefully unroll the crescent roll dough from 1 can.

Step 5

On a floured surface, roll one of the crescent dough to fully cover the bottom of your casserole dish.

Step 6

Place the crescent dough into the bottom of either 9 x 13-inch or 17.25 x 10.75-inch casserole dish.

Step 7

Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture over the bottom crescent roll layer.

Step 8

Carefully unroll the crescent roll dough from the 2nd can.

Step 9

On a floured surface roll the crescent dough to fully cover the top of your casserole dish.

Step 10

Place the second crescent dough of the top of the cream cheese layer.

Step 11

In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup of sugar, cinnamon, and butter.

Step 12

Dot the mixture over the top of the cheesecake.

Step 13

Bake in the preheated oven until the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown, approximately 30-40 minutes.

Step 14

Remove from the oven and drizzle honey evenly over the top. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.

Step 15

NOTE: I normally fit each square into pleated cupcake foils which makes for a pretty presentation and convenience in serving at a pot-luck.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


5 stars all day, every day FEM. This recipe was so good. I shared a part of it with my sil. She took it into the living room and they proceeded to eat it right away, while still slightly warm. She couldn't stop raving. Needless to say, I felt jealous, so when were ready, I didn't cut ours into squares but ate it like a piece of cake... all I can say is wow, wow, wow. No matter how you cut it, this is a wonderful treat. Happily made for Players Treasures - 5 Star Gems. Kudos on making it into my Best of Cookbook 2021.


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(7 Mar 2021)


Absolutely loved this dessert (and I'm picky about desserts!). This reminds me of a cheese stolen, but better. My only issue is that the crescent dough on the top puffed up so much in spots that the butter/sugar/cinnamon mixture pooled thickly into areas and had almost none in others. I think pricking the top dough with a fork before dotting it with the butter mixture would solve that problem. Will definitely be making this again.


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(20 Dec 2017)

Daily Inspiration

Deliciously sweet and addicting so it's probably best to make this for a crowd or share with family or neighbors. I wonder how this would turn out using a sugar substitute? Either way -- this is a wonderful dessert. Love the cream cheese filling and so did DH. : )


(12 May 2017)

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