Caramelized Pineapple Cream Cheese

Serves:
Enough for 6-8 bagels
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Caramelized Pineapple Cream Cheese: If I'm going to spend the time to make my own bagel spread, it needs to be original (can't find it in the stores) and very delicious (worth the work). This sweet and citrusy spread checks both of those boxes for sure! | macheesmo.com
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This bagel spread is something original (can’t find it in the stores) and very delicious (worth the work)!

Ingredients

2 cups diced pineapple
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of kosher salt
8 ounces cream cheese
Bagels, for serving

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel pineapple and chop core into eighths. Cut out center core for each eighth and chop into small 1/2-inch chunks.

2) Measure out two cups of pineapple and toss with brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Spread out pineapple in a baking dish.

3) Bake pineapple at 400 degrees until it’s lightly caramelized, stir it occasionally. It will need to bake for approximately 20 minutes, but you can bake it longer for a deeper caramelization.

4) Let pineapple cool and then roughly chop and stir into softened cream cheese. Spread cream cheese on bagels.

Store leftover cream cheese in the fridge for up to a week.