Cream Cheese Pancakes with Orange/Cherry Topping

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by on March 16, 2010

cream cheese pancakes

Thanks to reader, Beth, for this guest post. She mentioned her Cream Cheese Pancakes and I couldn’t wait to hear about them so I asked her for a guest post. Hope you all enjoy!

As part of my families efforts to save, we have been know to on occasion (or many occasions) get creative with ingredients that are available in our kitchen. This recipe was born out of one such instance.  We will vary the topping based on what fresh fruit is on sale, or what we have available to us.  We have used strawberries, cherries, blueberries, etc.  With all recipes, part of the fun is
experimenting.

:: Ingredients:

Pancakes:
1 package cream cheese, frozen
2 cups pancake mix
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs

Topping:
10 maraschino cherries, quartered
10 maraschino cherries, whole
2 oranges, segmented
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1 cup sugar
Note: You can substitute Orange Juice, or even water for the Triple
Sec to make it child friendly.

:: Instructions

Topping

  • In a medium saucepan combine Triple Sec, water, sugar, quartered
    maraschino cherries, and one segmented orange over medium heat.
    Stir occasionally.
  • Allow mixture to slow boil and reduce by about half.
  • Once reduce, add whole maraschino cherries and second segmented
    orange.
  • Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer until needed.

Pancakes

  • Allow frozen cream cheese to stand for 5 minutes at room temperature.
  • Cut cream cheese lengthwise into strips (about 4 strips.) Cut
    those strips into small chunks. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine pancake mix, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, milk, and eggs. Whisk until well combined. Gently add in cream cheese chunks.
  • Prepare hot frying pan with cooking spray. Ladle batter into frying pan and cook as you would any other pancake, taking care not to overcook.
  • NOTE: Due to the cream cheese these pancakes will not
    set up completely like normal pancakes and may be harder to flip
    because of it.
  • Stack cooked pancakes. Add topping. Add whipped cream if desired.

Yields two servings of four pancakes each.

YUM! These look so good- I can’t wait to try them. Do you have a frugal recipe that you would like to share? Let me know so you can be our next guest post!

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