Gringo Sopapillas

Gringo Sopapillas

Gringo Sopapillas

Each week I try to find out why we will be having at our family dinner so I can prepare a dessert that will pair well with it. It doesn’t always work out but I like to try.

This week we had tortilla soup so I thought it would be fun to make a Mexican dessert. I’m not a fan of flan (say that 5 times fast) so that was off the list of options right away. I was also informed by my wife that she was getting tired of pumpkin and would appreciate a week off from that. So that’s a big NO to “putting a fall twist on a Mexican classic.”

After several days of googling and pondering quietly on the balcony while I watched the sunset, I was about ready to phone it in and get a frozen Sarah Lee pie when I stumbled upon this simple recipe. The simplicity of the recipe was a big selling point because I honestly didn’t want to make anything at that point.

What resulted was a dessert that took about 20 minutes (including bake time) that everyone loved.

This recipe was so simple that the recipe didn’t really exist. I had to work this one out for you guys. Enjoy!


  • 1 puff pastry sheet (located in the freezer section at the grocery store)
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • 2 Tablespoons of milk (for egg wash)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Honey


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut the puff pastry sheet into small triangles and lay them on a greased cookie sheet.
  • brush the top of each triangle with the egg wash.
    • Egg Wash instructions (for those that don’t know): Whisk one egg in a bowl until blended. whisk in 2 Tablespoons of milk (or water). Once that’s all blended you’re good to go
  • Place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • While the pastry is backing, mix cinnamon and sugar in a large plastic freezer bag. The mix ratio is up to you, make it however you like. I used 3.5 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup of cinnamon.
  • When the pastry is done baking, let them cool for just a minute then drop them in the bag of cinnamon sugar a few at a time and give them a good shake.
  • Once they’re done being “sugared” arrange them on a plate and drizzle them with honey.
  • Take pictures to post on Facebook and Instagram before serving.

*Notes: You can also serve them with the honey on the side for those who might find the whole dessert a little too sweet. This really was a simple recipe, use it on a night when you want to “phone it in” but still impress everyone.

What should I do with this extra sheet of puff pastry? I’m glad you asked! Why not try out this Dessert Enchilada recipe

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