Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

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Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I thought I’d share a super simple recipe that might come in handy this week. Pumpkin spice cream cheese is my new favorite way to enjoy my breakfast bagel. You can make this now to ensure you have something quick and easy for breakfast on Thanksgiving Day.  After all, cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal takes a good bit of time. Since it doesn’t take much effort to slather cream cheese on a bagel, you can eat this even if you’re pushed for time. It would also make a fantastic early morning breakfast for Black Friday.

This cream cheese reminds me so much of pumpkin cheesecake that it almost feels sinful to eat it on a bagel. While it probably cancels out the calories I save from putting it on a whole-wheat bagel thin, it’s still not an unhealthy breakfast. If bagels aren’t your thing, it also tastes fantastic with sliced apples, and I bet it would be great with graham crackers, too. Sure, you could certainly buy pumpkin cream cheese, but I can almost guarantee you it won’t taste as good as this. Plus, you might not even need to make a trip to the store for the ingredients. I made this on a whim one day because I already had all the ingredients on hand.

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

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    Combine cream cheese, brown sugar and syrup in a small bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until creamy. Add pumpkin, spices and vanilla and continue beating until smooth. Refrigerate for one hour to allow flavors to meld. Store in an airtight container up to one week.

SOURCE: Pinch My Salt
  • Who needs a bagel? I could eat this with a spoon ;). In all honesty, I’d probably slather this onto a bagel… followed by a few spoonfuls!

  • Baking Serendipity

    Yum! I’ve made something similar to this and it was so good! Plus, bagels are the perfect easy morning breakfast when there’s lots of other cooking to be done 🙂 I always shop on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Looking through the ads is an after-dinner tradition and I always find something I’m convinced I just have to buy!

    • Courtney

      Fun! I’m still not sure what we’re doing. I didn’t think there was anything I really wanted on Black Friday, but after looking through the ads I’m not sure about that anymore. 🙂