Spice up your everyday bagel and cream cheese with a pumpkin flare! This is like putting a slice of pumpkin pie right on top of your bagel. I slathered it on top of an "everything" flavored bagel. But this would be soo tasty on a raisin cinnamon bagel. So good and such a great change from your typical plain cream cheese.
A bagel story from my childhood... I was not your average kid. I was extremely picky. And I didn't like regular sandwiches like most kids did for school lunches. My mom would try to get me to eat peanut butter and jelly... nope, ham...No, turkey...NO WAY! So one day when I was around 6 years old, my mom put in front of me a plain bagel with cream cheese. I had an epiphany... to me this was the most heavily thing I had ever eaten and from then on I had either a plain, blueberry or onion bagel sandwich with cream cheese in my lunch every single day of school from kindergarten to 12th grade. Call me a creature of habit... I'm a gal who knows what she likes and sticks with it!
But, I've come a long way since then and can now eat other sandwiches. But bagels will always be close to my heart. :)
What you'll need:
4 oz of cream cheese
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp of ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp of ground clove
With your electric mixer or extremely speedy wrist and whisk, whip up the pumpkin puree and cream cheese until well blended. Add your spices and whip again until evenly incorporated. And that's it! Ridiculously easy and fast.
I recently just bought some ginger snap cookies and can't wait to put this spread in between two of those. Yum!