These sopapillas come together fast thanks to the shortcut use of crescent roll dough for the pastry layers. After letting these chill to set, they taste best warmed in the microwave. Add some pecans and honey, and you have autumnal bliss on your plate. Modified from Willowbird Baking and originally shared on the Holy Taco Church.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: cream cheese, pumpkin
Author: Beth Cato
2cans crescent rollsany brand
16ozcream cheese2 boxes, room temperature
Highly Advised Extras:
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with foil and apply nonstick spray. Unroll one can of crescent roll dough--keeping it as a single piece--and lay it in the dish. Pressing it out to cover the bottom and pinch seams together.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Spread the pumpkin mixture over the crescent roll dough in the pan.
Stretch out plastic wrap on a large cutting board. Use this surface to lay out the other can of crescent roll dough. Stretch it out and pinch together the seams. That done, use the board to flip the dough on top of the pumpkin layer.
Next is the topping. In a small bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour the melted butter over the crescent dough top layer. Sprinkle the sugar mix all over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let the bars cool completely at room temperature before placing them in the fridge to set for a few hours or overnight.
Cut the sopapillas into bars. They are best served warm, after a 20-30 second zap in the microwave, and topped with some pecans and drizzled honey.