A delicious pumpkin bagel recipe to tempt your taste buds - plus make your own cream cheese smear!
Place rolls on a baking sheet until thawed and slightly risen.
Combine 1 box Pumpkin Spice pudding mix, & 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice into a bowl. Reserve 2 Tablespoons of the pudding powder mixture for the cream cheese smear.
Push your thumb through the center of each roll. Stretch & shape the rolls to form an even ring with a 1" hole in the center.
Place rolls on a prepared baking sheet that's been lined with a silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or has been lightly greased with pan spray.
Bring a large pot filled halfway with water to a boil. Place bagels in the boiling water a few at a time. Boil for 45 seconds. Flip bagels over & boil another 45 seconds. This creates a firm skin on the bagel & a chewy center.
Once the boiling time is up remove bagels from the pot with a slotted spoon & place the bagels one at a time into the bowl of pudding powder.
Shake the bowl & gently turn the bagel over, shaking the bowl again to evenly coat the bagel. Carefully shake off excess powder & place the bagels on the prepared baking sheet.
Using a clean spray bottle, lightly spray the bagels with lukewarm water before putting them in the oven. Bake at 400˚F for 15-20 minutes or until the bread is baked through.
To make the pumpkin spice smear, combine the 2 tablespoons of reserved pudding powder & with 8oz of cream cheese & 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Spread over toasted bagels.