Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese and WIAW #24

It’s time for another round of What I Ate Wednesday – I’m pretty excited to share my latest fall recipe this week!

Thanks again to Jenn for hosting WIAW. For those of you who don’t know, Jen over at Peas and Crayons hosts WIAW every week – check out her blog for more information on it and to find some new blogs to read.

Before we get to the rest of my eats, here’s the star of the show:

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese!

So delicious. And so easy to make. No need to get it from Dunkin Donuts or Trader Joe’s! What’s the secret? Pumpkin butter! It’s basically a two to one ratio of cream cheese to pumpkin butter and a bit of pumpkin spice. Here’s the recipe!

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese

Makes enough for 2 bagels.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp of cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin butter (recipe here)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  1. Let cream cheese soften at room temperature for about 30 minutes (makes it easier to mix).
  2. Add the pumpkin butter and pumpkin pie spice and stir to combine.
  3. Enjoy!

Breakfast

Breakfast was a delicious sesame bagel from New York Bagels topped with pumpkin spice cream cheese. It was amazing after my 3.5 mile run! (By the way, if you missed Monday’s running post, check it out and enter the giveaway!)

Lunch

Lunch was a chopped spinach salad with apple, cheddar cheese, chicken, and walnuts. The first salad that I ever liked was from this place called Chop’t in DC. Basically, they chop up all of the ingredients really small so that you get a piece of everything in each bite. My recreation wasn’t quite the same, but it was decent.

Snacks

I had two afternoon snacks. The first was really good grapes from Central Market.

Later I had an apple topped with some pumpkin butter.

Dinner

Dinner was a soup made by my Mom with zucchini, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, sausage and quinoa. I don’t remember the name of it, but it was good!

Finally, I ended the night with a glass of sauvignon blanc and the presidential debate. And that’s what I ate Wednesday Tuesday! I’m off to Las Vegas tomorrow for a fun filled wedding weekend and, knowing the bride, lots of delicious food!

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8 Responses to Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese and WIAW #24

  1. man now I really want grapes, I adore them this time of year. love the cream cheese!
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  2. I love that idea for the pumpkin cream cheese. I tried the Pumpkin cream cheese at Dunkin Donuts a few weeks ago thinking it’d be delicious and it was too sugary or something. This looks like it will be more what I was craving :)

  3. emma green says:

    yum! I bet that pumpkin spice cream cheese is devine!!
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  4. Ooo-Las Vegas?! I hope you have fun. That sounds like a great time.

    And I love that you made your own homemade pumpkin cream cheese, I’ll have to share this with my mom who loves the Philadelphia pumpkin spice cream cheese from the store.

  5. Homemade pumpkin spice cream cheese is a genius idea! I am in love with TJ’s version, and have no idea why I never thought to make my own. I am definitely going to try this!

    Mmm, Chop’t salads are amazing (however, I think Sweetgreen is even better). Your creation looks delicious. :)

    Have TONS of fun at Avi’s wedding this weekend! I can’t wait to hear all about it! xoxo <3

  6. Jessie says:

    love grapes, especially topped with cinnamon & whip cream :)
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  7. Pumpkin cream cheese sounds amazing! I’ve never tried anything like it before but seeing as I have a pumpkin obsession I’m sure I would love it!
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  8. Pumpkin spice cream cheese is one of the best pumpkin recipes I’ve heard of this fall!

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