Herb & Garlic, Pumpkin Spice, and Blueberry Cream Cheese Spreads

Any Canadian knows the Tim Horton’s franchise.  While I am not known for being a patient person, I would still willingly get into the drive-through line up at Tim Horton’s of minimum 8 cars, (all the time wondering if they were giving away money because the drive-through never seemed to be empty) for my everything bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese.  I never got sick of my bagel and cream cheese to go.

When we had our own shop here, we made bagels.  One day again we will make them and post a recipe, they certainly were pretty darn good.  But of course, being a Canadian girl, I HAD to sell some flavored cream cheese with it.  While I am certainly not a fan of the sweet cream cheese spread on a bagel, of course many are.  And seeing what season it is, I just had to add a Pumpkin spice spread to the mix.  I’m not going to lie, I thought I wasn’t going to like it.  I was wrong.

It’s quite simple to make your own cream cheese spread.  Save yourself the drive-through line-up time.  Make a few different flavors this weekend and keep them on hand for the week.  Make your own bagels with cream cheese, wrap them up in some wax paper, and off you go.  Trust me, it’ll be shorter than a drive-through lineup.

 

HERB & GARLIC CREAM CHEESE

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs (I used dill, but parsley works well)

Combine all ingredients in a food process and process until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate.

 

BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar, sifted

Combine all ingredients and process until smooth.  Add more icing sugar if desired.  Cover and refrigerate.

 

PUMPKIN SPICE CREAM CHEESE

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 – 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves OR 1-2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Combine all ingredients and process until smooth.  Adjust spices and sugar if desired.  Cover and refrigerate.

Published by

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s