Lemon, Apricot, Basil Cream Cheese Pancakes

What, you haven't met? Allow me to introduce you.
Cream cheese pancakes, meet reader. 
Reader, meet your soon-to-be new favorite breakfast food.

I found the whole idea here, but tweaked the recipe.
The end result is a cross between german pancakes and crepes.

2 oz cream cheese
2 eggs
1 T. sugar
1 T. flour
1 t. vanilla
1 t. lemon zest

The flour helped the pancakes hold their shape a bit better without getting so dark, 
and the vanilla and lemon zest, well they just make it super yummy!

We spread each cake with a thin layer of apricot jam. 
Then loaded generously (obviously) with berries and whipping cream.
Topping it all off with a crisp bacon chip.

Do you see those green specks in the whipping cream? That's basil. 
Oh my stars, I thought I loved basil before, but basil in a sweet dish? It's divine!
I chopped up a couple leaves and let them steep in the refrigerated cream while I made the pancakes. 
This flavor combination is crazy good.
Even better, if you can imagine, was pancake rolled up with just apricot jam and basil whipped cream.
Lemon, apricot, basil, I die!

This was our dinner last night.
We get creative when there isn't any food in the house but we have a block of cream cheese and carton of whipping cream that are almost expired.


  1. oh Leah, you did try these :) I love your knack at presentation, it makes anything look divine! I can't wait to try these! Love and miss you.

  2. We certainly did! I just stumbled upon her blog and thought how crazy that you and I found the recipe the very same day. We must be alike or something. :) You will love them!


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