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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

On Halloween I thought it would be fun to have something “pumpkiny” for breakfast. While we are loving the pumpkin-pancakes, we’ve eaten them a lot lately so I needed to mix it up. Our local bagel shop was out of pumpkin bagels. Before we could feel too disappointed, a light bulb went off in my head. Pumpkin cream cheese! It was a simple recipe to whip up, and a big hit with everyone in the family. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread
From Jane Maynard, This Week for Dinner
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Blend all ingredients together with a hand mixer. Spread on a plain bagel or equally complimentary flavored bagel.


  1. Thank you for posting this! We got some Pumpkin Shmear at Einstein’s last week that was *oh*so*good*, and I’ve been looking for a recipe since. Thanks! 🙂

  2. 2
    Heidi Ho

    Two of the BeSt flavors on the planet mixed and then spread on the top of a BaGeL—does it get better:) I love food too too much!

  3. 3

    This sounds delicious! I use Brummel & Brown strawberry spread on my morning bagel, but this would be so much better for the fall season. Thanks for sharing this! I’m definitely going to try it.

  4. YUM! I thought it was probably pumpkin cream cheese. I can’t wait to make this!

  5. 5

    This is suspiciously like my favorite pumpkin dip:

    3/4 c. cream cheese
    1/2 c. pumpkin
    1/3 c. brown sugar
    1 Tbsp. maple syrup
    1 tsp. cinnamon

    So good!

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    Jane Maynard

    what do you dip in your pumpkin dip, amanda? maple syrup sounds like a nice addition…and your dip sounds very pumpkiny! 🙂 thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. mmmmmmmmm, yummma, yumma roo.

  8. Wow, that is a gorgeous and delicious one.We’re always looking for new ways to enjoy tasting and cooking and this looks great! Thanks for sharing a good recipe. Good post, keep it up.

  9. Yep, this is a great treat. I’ll be making it for sure!

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