Looking for an easy, but fancy looking breakfast treat for those Mother's Day brunches coming up? This Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Danish will wow everyone who tastes it.
Right now I am totally all about the fruit. I have been buying strawberries, blueberries, apples, and oranges every time I am at the grocery store. Lately it seems like I have been running to the store last minute just about every day. One of those trips, I saw a box of blackberries that I had to have. Never mind that I am seriously not fond of blackberries or raspberries...I think it's the seeds that I can't deal with.
The box of blackberries were coming home with me anyway. As I rounded the corner in the produce section, it hit me.
No, not a real lime, silly. It was just one of those lightbulb moments! Lime would make a perfect pairing for those blackberries in my cart. I backpedaled quickly and grabbed a few limes.
The next day those limes and blackberries were still in my fridge just waiting for inspiration. I was looking through some of my old recipes and realized that I haven't made scones in forever. Scones it is!
I am seriously not sure what I did to those scones, but they DID NOT turn out. They were tough and chewy. Not at all flakey and delicious like they usually turn out! Into the garbage they went. It makes me so sick when I have to throw out ingredients like that. #bigfatbakingfail
Now I was pretty smart at the grocery store when I bought the blackberries. You see I bought 2 boxes with the intention of using one box to bake with and one to be props in the picture.
Time for a new blackberry game plan though since the scones didn't work. Now this girl always has crescent rolls and cream cheese in the fridge waiting to be used up, I decided on a danish of sorts.
Would you believe it that the first attempt just didn't work? Grrr! Where has the baking mojo gone?!?! Now luckily, I was able to salvage all the ingredients because I definitely did not want to be throwing out any more good stuff. But it did mean an emergency run to the store in my hat and work out clothes for another can of crescent rolls. How did I only have one in the fridge?
One can of crescent rolls gets pressed into the bottom of the baking dish. Spoon the blackberry cheesecake on top of this and spread it out. (If you have to run to the store in the middle like I did, just pop the dish into the refrigerator.)
The second can of crescent rolls gets layered on top of the cheesecake batter. Do not separate the rolls into triangles. Press all the seams together and lay the 4 rectangles on top. Press down on all the edges to seal in the cheesecake batter and sprinkle it with some turbinado sugar. That's natural sugar in the raw for anyone who is wondering 🙂 I love the shimmer that it gives baked goods.
Let the danish chill before adding the glaze and lime zest on top. I have found the freezer works great for when you are in a hurry. Just make sure if you are using a glass dish to let it cool off before sticking it in the freezer. #foodbloggertips
After cutting into these danishes, I was instantly so glad the scones were a bust! Oh, I'm stilled bummed about throwing out a whole box of blackberries, but one look at these, and I was over it.
I should have baking fails more often. #no #pleasedontletthathappen
More fun and delicious danishes that will be devoured at any brunch or party:
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Rolls
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
Such a gorgeous breakfast treat - blackberries and lime are the perfect pair!!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
LOVE blackberry and lime together Jocelyn! This danish looks insanely good!
Thank you, Trish! 🙂
Whoa! What a great combination. Love the flavors!
Christie - Food Done Light
I hate when things don't turn out but these were well worth the second try. They look so delicious, my stomach is growling now.
Thank you, Christie! 🙂
Chloe @ foodlikecake
This look awesome! I love, love the lime and blackberry pairing!
This is a great Cinco de Mayo twist with the lime! I love the combination of flavors!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
Blackberries are my favorite type of berry. This is a gorgeous cake, Jocelyn!
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com
Oh man, I have had those baking weeks too! Next time you should take pictures of the fails and post it on IG for our #Fridayfoodfails tag! I love seeing other people's fails--there's misery in company, right?! And besides, it all worked out because you got these delicious danishes out of it!
Good idea! I'll have to try to remember to do that next time I have a fail! 😉 Thanks Elizabeth!
Melanie | Melanie Makes
These are gorgeous, J! I never would've believed that these were made with a package of rolls.
Thank you so much, M! Hehe! 😉
Love this combo of blackberries and lime!! Sound fantastic!
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
You are such an inspiration Jocelyn! To have two recipe disappointments and still create something this mouthwatering and creative? You're superwoman -- these bars look so sweet and springlike! Seriously brilliant move about buying extra blackberries as props. I need to remember that tip for the future! One of the reasons we rented the house we're in now is because it's only 1/4-mile from Safeway, so I can walk over whenever I run out of an ingredient (and get a tiny workout in too!). It'll be sad to leave that convenience this fall!
Awwww, thank you so much, Amy! How awesome to live so close to Safeway! 🙂 Yay, for bonus workouts in your walks over!
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
So true about extra workouts! On really stressful days, I tell myself if I walk to the Starbucks inside Safeway, I can get whatever I want to get me through the afternoon. Works like a charm! 😉
I'm so glad these are the result of a fail, I love blackberries...and lime!!
Pillsbury makes crescent sheets. No triangles to fight with. The are sometimes hard to find but seems like they'd work great for this.
Thanks for the great tip, Heather! 😉
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I am in love with blackberry + lime. Great combo for a danish!
Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
Blackberry and Lime together is the best new combination ever! These look absolutely delicious!
Thanks Laura! 🙂
Well it's a happy accident! these are fabulous - I wanted to grab one right off the computer!
Thanks Mary! 🙂
Kelly - Life made Sweeter
Eeks sorry about the failed scones but I love love love that you came up with these danishes instead because they are amazing! Love that you added lime - they sound delicious! Pinned 🙂
Graham @ Glazed & Confused
Trust me, I've been there many times with things not turning out.
But these, these look so delicious. Seriously, I'm starving.
Thanks Graham! 🙂
Averie @ Averie Cooks
I love that you used lime instead of lemon! What a fun twist! pinned
Serene @ House of Yumm
Oh my goodness these are absolutely calling my name!! And I'm not even a huge fan of blackberries either. But I am a big fan of danishes! These look and sound amazing. I'm so glad you just kept going with your idea until you had a success 🙂 Pinning these!
Thanks Serene! 🙂