Maple Bacon-Cinnamon Bun Cheesecake
This dessert is just amazing! It came to me after hearing about a bacon sundae at a local diner. All the flavors work together, from the creamy cheesecake filling and the cinnamon buns to the maple syrup and bacon topping. Enjoy!
- Serves: 1 person
- 1cooking spray
- 1(17.5 ounce) can refrigerated cinnamon roll dough with icing (such as Pillsbury® Grands!®)
- 2(8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- ¾cup white sugar
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2large eggs
- ¾cup sour cream
- 1¾ cups pure bourbon vanilla bean paste
- ⅓cup margarine, melted
- ¼pound butter (such as Plugra®)
- ½cup maple syrup
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a round or square 9-inch cake pan. Place cinnamon rolls inside.
Step 2Bake in the preheated oven until just lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Rolls should still be doughy inside. Remove from the oven and set aside. Leave the oven on. Lightly spray an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
Step 3Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by sour cream until evenly blended.
Step 4Combine crushed wafers and melted margarine in a separate bowl. Press into the bottom of the prepared springform pan.
Step 5Dice partially cooked cinnamon rolls into 3/4-inch cubes and fold into cheesecake filling. Spread over the crust.
Step 6Place the springform pan inside a larger pan and submerge in hot tap water, covering at least 3/4 up the sides. This will prevent leaks and allow the cheesecake to bake evenly.
Step 7Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and the water bath and allow springform pan to cool for 1 hour; let chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours more.
Step 8While cheesecake cools, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and crumble. Top cheesecake with maple syrup and bacon crumbles.