Sopapilla Cheesecake

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These sopapilla cheesecakes are unlike the others you’ve seen online. With fried cinnamon sugar won ton wrappers layered with a delicious cinnamon cream cheese mixture, this is a restaurant quality dessert you can make at home.




  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip together the cream cheese, salt, vanilla, confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon. Mix on low for 30 seconds – 1 minute and then increase the speed to medium. Continue mixing for another minute or two, until fully combined and light and fluffy.
  2. Set aside and chill, covered, until you are ready to assemble.
  3. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a wide bowl and set aside.
  4. In a deep fryer or skillet, heat the oil to 350°F. Fry the won ton wrappers 30 seconds per side, just until they begin to stiffen and brown. Make sure they stay flat.
  5. Remove to a paper towel lined plate for just a few seconds. While they are still hot and coated lightly with oil, toss with the cinnamon sugar. Shake off the excess and set aside.
  6. To assemble, pipe* or spoon 2-3 TB of the cream cheese mixture on each won ton wrapper and stack about 4 high (stack 2 high if you want a lighter serving). Finish with a light dusting of excess cinnamon sugar or caramel (optional).


*Piping bags are pretty cheap at craft stores, or you can use fold-over plastic bags. Just snip off a corner and pipe.

Pro-tip: Fry the rest of the won ton wrappers in the package and coat with cinnamon sugar to make tasty cinnamon sugar chips.