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Sweet and spiced cream cheese dotted with nuts and raisins is addictively delicious. Plus, it turns any bagel into a cinnamon-raisin bagel. The key is to soften the cream cheese before beating it with a hand mixer, otherwise it won’t get fully smooth. Store any leftovers in the fridge, but make sure to bring to room temperature before serving. Out of bagels? Try this on toast or English muffins.

Paige Grandjean


Credit: Caitlin Bensel

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5 mins
5 mins
6 servings (serving size: about 3 Tbsp.)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, and cinnamon with an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment on high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Serve on bagels.


Nutrition Facts

211 calories; fat 16.2g; saturated fat 7.9g; cholesterol 38.2mg; carbohydrates 15.1g; fiber 0.6g; sugars 12.3g; protein 3.3g; sodium 121.5mg.