Saturday, May 11, 2013

Churro Cheesecake

Happy Mother's Day to all of you! This is my second Mother's Day with TWO little munchkins and I honestly wouldn't have it any other way! I'm not going to get all sappy on you. I'm just going to leave it at the fact that Mother's Day is about honoring all of the strong women who play an important role in our lives. My sisters and I have an AMAZING mother - seriously beyond words could describe! We also have some honorary mom's too. Today we celebrate them all!

So how do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo (you all thought I forgot, didn't you?) and celebrate Mother's Day? You make a super-easy Churro Cheesecake. This "cheesecake" is good to make anytime. It's so good that you'll make it for potlucks, for holidays, and even as a "just because".

Here's what you do.

Churro Cheesecake
Adapted from The Recipe Critic
Serves 6

2 Cans Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough Sheets
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Egg, slightly beaten
1 cup Sugar, divided
2 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla, partially beaten egg, and ½ cup sugar until smooth. (You can also use a stand mixer if you have one).

2. Mix together the rest of the sugar (½ cup) and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Set aside.

3. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and sprinkle ¼ cup (or half) of your cinnamon sugar mixture evenly into the bottom of the 9x13.

4. Set the dough in the bottom of your 9x13 baking dish on top of the cinnamon sugar.

5. Spread the cheesecake evenly on top of your dough and unroll the other can of crescent dough and place on top.

6. Sprinkle the top with the remaining ¼ cup of cinnamon sugar mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

NOTE: If you can't find the Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough Sheets, you can use two cans of regular crescent rolls and roll them out into a 9x13 square. Just make sure to press the seams together so the dough is completely sealed. 

That's all I have for you folks! Hope you enjoy your Mother's Day Weekend! 

xo, Stephanie

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