Pumpkin Bagels with Pumpkin Butter Cream Cheese

Pumpkin bagels with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices.

pumpkin bagels recipe

Pumpkin Bagels Recipe with Pumpkin Butter Cream Cheese

I’ve been buying pumpkin bagels now since Labor Day. While I was working on That’s My Home the other day I ran across this recipe for them and decided to make bagels. It had been years since I made a bagel and I had forgotten how good homemade bagels are.

I also made a cream cheese spread to go with them. I used 4 oz. of cream cheese, 4 tablespoon homemade pumpkin butter and 2 tablespoons butter. Mix them all together until light and fluffy. It was perfect with the bagels. For good measure I added another teaspoon of apple butter on top of the bagels when ready to serve. It was perfection!

pumpkin bagels recipe

Pumpkin Bagels with Pumpkin Butter Cream Cheese
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Serves: 6 bagels
Pumpkin bagels with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices.
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 2 cups white bread flour
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  1. Add they yeast, brown sugar and water to a mixing bowl. Let set 5 minutes or until yeast is bubbly. Add remaining ingredients. Mix until the dough comes together to make a soft dough. (Add additional water if needed) Knead for about 5 minutes with the dough hook or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise until doubled.
  2. Divide into 6 parts. Form balls, gently press thumb through center of ball and slowly stretch into bagel shape.
  3. While bagels rise, bring three quarts of water and one tablespoon of sugar to a rapid boil in a large saucepan. Using a slotted spoon, drop 2-3 bagels into rapidly boiling water. Boil on each side for 1/2 minutes. Remove and cool on rack 1 minute, brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, if desired.
  4. Bake at 400ºF on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal, until golden, approximately 15 minutes.
  5. adapted from thatsmyhome.com



  1. says

    I had always lover bagels & apples and these sound absolutely delicious. I am going to pin this. Visiting from Talking Tuesday Over The Fence. Thanks for sharing.

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