Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

I am not one to buy very many pre-packaged food. Most of it is full of filler and hidden ingredients.My daughter used to always love it when I would get flavored cream cheese. You know the spreads they sell for an arm and a leg in the deli. Truth is, these are so easy to make, for very little money. This time of year I am making all things pumpkin. This spread tastes like pumpkin pie. It is so good! you can spread it on a toasted gluten-free bagel, or dip apples in it. 

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread
adapted from Barnes and Noodle

8 ounces cream cheese
½ cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filing)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
4 tablespoons brown sugar

Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl.
Beat until well combined. 
Refrigerate covered for at least an hour.  Serve on a toasted gluten-free bagel,, recipe here, or with your favorite fruit dippers.
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