A toasted bagel, sliced in half with a dollop pumpkin spice cream cheese on one side. A glass of orange juice in the background.
Breakfast

Pumpkin spice cream cheese spread

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Wake up to a delicious morning with this pumpkin spice cream cheese spread. This whipped cream cheese spread is soooo good on bagels and toast. It is slightly sweet with the perfect hint of pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor. You’ll love it.

A toasted bagel, sliced in half with a dollop pumpkin spice cream cheese on one side. A glass of orange juice in the background.
A hint of pumpkin, spice and oh so creamy

My kids and I have been on a serious bagel kick lately. We can’t get enough of them. I love this pumpkin spice cream cheese spread on any kind of bagel. It’s perfect on a plain bagel. I love it on an all-dressed bagel for a sweet and savory flavor mix. Or cinnamon raisin for a spicy kick. It’s all good! Pumpkin spice cream cheese spread is super easy to make at home and costs way less to make it yourself than to buy from a designer bagel shop or bakery.

Ingredients for pumpkin spice cream cheese spread. A can of pumpkin puree, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and a block of cream cheese.
Pumpkin spice cream cheese spread ingredients

What you’ll need

To make pumpkin spice cream cheese spread you will need

  • 8 oz package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • brown sugar
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla

Simply combine all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whip it up. You can use a hand mixer or do it by hand using a whisk. Beat the cream cheese mixture until it is fluffy and no lumps remain. Store the cream cheese mixture in a glass container in the fridge for several days.

Creamy dreamy pumpkin spice cream cheese spread in a small bowl next to a bagel.
Whip it up for a creamy treat

Here’s a tip

Bring the cream cheese to room temperature before whipping it up. It makes it easier to mix everything together.

This pumpkin spice cream cheese spread is delicious on sliced apples too.

What is pumpkin pie spice?

Pumpkin pie spice is a ready mix spice mixture commonly used in many traditional American fall desserts and recipes. It’s an aromatic blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Some spice companies also include all-spice in their blend. Pumpkin spice pairs really with the natural flavor of pumpkin. Did you know that pumpkins are believed to be native to North America? Native Americans used pumpkins as a staple in their diet centuries before the pilgrams landed. So, as you can see we have a long history and love for the pumpkin and all things celebrating Autumn.

Don’t have pumpkin pie spice? No problem! You can make your own. Here is the basic formula for this beloved spice mix. To yield two teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, combine:

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
An overhead photo of one half a bagel covered in pumpkin spice cream cheese spread. A glass of orange juice and a small bowl of cream cheese spread is next to it.
Mornings are great with pumpkin spice cream cheese spread

If you’re a bagel or breakfast lover like me I think you’ll love this classic pumpkin spice cream cheese spread. It pairs beautifully with a morning cup of coffee or tall glass of OJ. While I think it’s delicious for any day, it is also a special treat for breakfast when family is in town visiting for the holidays. Even if you don’t make this recipe now, you’ll want to pin it for later. Want more pumpkin recipes? Check these out:

I’d love to hear your experience with this pumpkin spice cream cheese spread. I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave me a comment below!

Happy cooking,

Michelle

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Pumpkin spice cream cheese spread

Recipe by Michelle BarsnessCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking timeminutes
Calorieskcal

Pumpkin spice cream cheese spread is a delicious fall treat for bagels or to dip apples in. It’s the perfect hint of pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions

  • Bring the cream cheese to room temperature. This makes it easier to whip.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk or beat the mixture until it is well combined and there are no lumps. You can use a hand mixer or a whisk by hand for this.
  • Store the pumpkin spice cream cheese spread in a glass container in the fridge.

Notes

  • Did you make this recipe? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please leave a comment at https://www.northwestspoon.com/pumpkin-spice-cream-cheese-spread.
 

9 Comments

  1. I am so loving this! This, on a bagel or crostini, with some bacon and sauteed kale would be epic for a lunch! I cannot wait to try this!

     
  2. We eat so many bagels, but we aren’t very imaginative with them. This is perfect for jazzing up our bagels!

     
  3. Brilliant!!! This pumpkin spice cream cheese spread looks incredible! I know what I’m having for breakfast now!

     
  4. Give me all the pumpkin spice things! This is the perfect way to switch up a regular cream cheese bagel during the fall.

     
  5. This is such a smart idea to use pumpkin and cheese together. I don’t like to bake a cheesecake with pumpkin flavor as it becomes really huge for my family. This idea is really good!

     
  6. This is a brilliant idea, especially for those of us who don’t take the time to eat a proper breakfast. Easy and delicious, the perfect way to start my day!

     
  7. This spread is genius! I have all of the ingredients at home, so I am going to have to try this soon!!

     
  8. This pumpkin spice cream cheese sounds amazing! I bet it would be beyond divine on a sweet, spicy bagel like a cinnamon raisin. Can’t wait to give it a try!

     
  9. Jacque Hastert

    My sister loves this. I have to make it every year for her for fall.

     

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