Monday, September 13, 2010


Is "potlucking" a hobby? If so, I should add it to my profile. There is no single more efficient way to find and share the best tasting dishes. Instead of subjecting your family to thousands of untried recipes from cookbooks one at a time, a potluck gives you the chance to get your hands on a dozen great recipes in one meal. Potlucks also allow you to test a recipe with a group of unsuspecting guinea pigs. You either get asked for the recipe or find yourself heading home with a dish full of food.

And please, don't bring a dish to a potluck that is a secret family recipe you don't want to share--it's just cruel. It's unsaid potluck etiquette that all recipes are to be shared. In fact, I think all participants should tuck preprinted recipes under the dish in case you want to steal it for your own blog--or recipe box!

The downside to potlucks is that because everyone tries to "one up" their neighbor's recipe, generally any concern for nutritional value goes out the window. The recipe below is no different. Don't try to short cut it with healthy versions of the ingredients either. It won't be nearly as delectable. Just save it as a special occasion treat for when company comes. They'll think you slaved over the dough all day.

Oh, and the most local thing about this recipe is that it was stolen from a friend at my local parish, St. Thomas the Apostle. Local honey shouldn't be to difficult to come by either...

Sopapilla Cheesecake
Stolen from Amy and claimed as my own at many potlucks

2 packages of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2 bricks of cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 Tbsp cinnamon
1 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup honey

-Roll out one package of crescent rolls in a 9x13 pan sprayed with cooking spray
-In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and vanilla with 1 CUP SUGAR until really soft and fluffy (like 5 minutes or more on high)
-Spread cream cheese mixture onto the rolls
-Top with the other package of crescent rolls (rolled out, of course)
-Mix butter, cinnamon and 3/4 CUP SUGAR in a separate small bowl with a fork until well mixed
-Top second layer of crescent rolls with this butter mixture
-Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
-Take out of oven and drizzle with honey
-Serve warm

This is the dreamiest, easiest, cinnamon rolly dessert you will come by. Don't believe me? Take it to the next potluck and see if you don't come back with an empty dish and a list of requests for the recipe.

1 comment:

  1. Potlucking is the best!! And we get to do it a lot don't we??!! That's a great idea about the recipe cards. THANK YOU for this recipe!!