|I'm a pumpkin anything fanatic so hence the recipe
that I make year round, along with homemade bagels
using my pumpkin pie spice blend...
Prep: 5 Mins.
Posted by Sandra
4 oz. pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature
½ cup canned pure pumpkin puree
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (for a homemade spice blend, click here: Sandra's Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
--Cinnamon whole wheat bagels, toasted
-(or your favorite flavor) -
or for my bagel recipe, click here: Sandra's Homemade Bagels)
Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl with a hand mixer, beat until the mixture is smooth. Cover and put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes for flavors to meld, and mixture is chilled enough to spread.
Spread this pumpkin cream cheese on toasted bagels in the morning or as snack later in the day – enjoy! Please be sure to store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Tips: Children love to help, especially because there are so few ingredients in this recipe – have fun with your family ;-) ~ it’s a bonus because kids tend love these!
Also, this chilled spread is wonderful with butter-flavored crackers, such as ritz, club crackers, etc., or you can serve this at room temperature as a dip with sliced apples, bananas, and so on.