Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread Recipe

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This easy-to-follow recipe will show you how to make a delicious and mouth-watering cranberry pecan bagel spread in no time!

Are you ready to get your bagel game on? I’m here to give you the perfect sweet and crunchy spread that will kickstart your morning like no other. Whether you opt for a classic plain or sesame bagel, this cranberry pecan spread is the perfect deviation from your usual swipe of butter or cream cheese. So let’s get schmearing, my friends!

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Bagel Spread Required!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and bagels with a yummy bagel spread are at the top of the list!

Bagels have been enjoyed by many for ages. But bagels on their own can be quite boring sometimes, and a tasty bagel spread really takes them to the next level!

You could even enjoy it all day long – why not grab a bagel with bagel spread for lunch? It’s no wonder it’s been a go-to sandwich alternative for so long.

So I can’t let your bagels be lonely any longer – let me help you give them the loving embrace of a delicious bagel spread!

My Favorite Bagels

I have to admit to being a little spoiled when it comes to bagels because I have a daughter who lives in New York City.

As in…”Home of the Best Bagels in the World New York City!”

You might be asking…What is a NYC bagel versus a regular bagel? Why is a NYC bagel better?

I’m glad you asked!

Why are NYC Bagels better?

Who knew that a legendary bagel could be attributed to something as seemingly ordinary as water?

The water?

Yes! New York’s soft tap water is actually one of the key factors in creating an undeniably superior bagel.

Not only do these famous creations benefit from having lower mineral concentrations, but they also gain doughy texture thanks to hard-to-beat gluten optimization!

A NYC street scene

Well, I live in Nebraska. This works only if you live in NYC, right?


You can have NYC bagels shipped to your door!

There are lots of specialty NYC bagel shops that will ship bagels straight to your doorstep.

I am loving Just Bagels that I order through QVC. They offer a great variety and they are shipped the day they are made. (and shipping is free!)

What can make a bagel even better? This delicious Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread!

Bagel Spread Ingredients

One of the joys of this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and it is very quick to put together.

I used to make this bagel spread only for special breakfast occasions.

Then I thought…why can’t we enjoy this more often?

So now, this is a quick weekend treat that I like to throw into our breakfast/snack rotation.

Ingredients for a Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread

Crream cheese, honey, and cinnamon form a beautiful marriage…smooth and sweet but with cinnoman-y depth.

Combining cream cheese and honey.

Cranberries and pecans bring the party together with a tangy zip and nutty crunch. Yum!

Pecans and dried cranberries for a Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread.

The recipe calls for chopped cranberries and pecans. I like big chunks of these two things in my bagel spread so I give them a “rough chop.” …Just enough chopping to break them up a little!

Chopping pecans.

Cream Cheese Bagel Spread with a Twist

Cream cheese is probably the most popular choice for a bagel spread.

Just by adding some honey, spice, and delicious pecans and cranberries, you can turn classic cream cheese into a mouth-watering (and pretty) bagel spread!

My favorite pairing is with a savory sesame bagel! It is just the right combination of sweet, savory, chewy, smooth, and crunchy!

Two bagels and a dish of a Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread.

Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread

This Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread is just what you need to give a fresh twist to any bagel. Tasty cranberries and crunchy pecans beautifully complement each other, creating a flavor combination that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. It only takes a few minutes to whip up this bagel spread, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy it!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp. dried cranberries, chopped
  • 6 tbsp. pecans, chopped


  • Mix the cream cheese, honey, and cinnamon.
  • Add the chopped cranberries and pecans.
  • Enjoy this with your favorite bagel!
Keyword Bagel Spread

This Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread is a delicious and unique topping that will take your bagel game to the next level.

Whether you’re making it for breakfast, lunch, or just snacking in between – it’s guaranteed to provide you with the flavor and satisfaction of a classic, but with a tangy, nutty twist.

Make sure you toast your bagels just right – not too light, or too crispy – for the perfect texture when you spread it on!

A Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread on a tray with two sesame bagels.

This spread is a hit for any occasion – from breakfast to post-brunch snacking. So grab a bagel, some cranberries, and pecans, and start spreading on the goodness of this scrumptious bagel spread!

Make some Cranberry Pecan Bagel Spread soon and enjoy every single bite of it!


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    1. Thank you, Joseph! It is always fun to shake things up for breakfast! Or lunch…or dinner! Thanks for giving it a try!

  1. Visiting from THE HOUSE ON SILVERADO and pinned this. It’s for sure something I would love to try out soon. I would love to invite you to also come and share your recipes with Senior Salon Pit Stop Monday to Saturday. I hope to see you soon.

    1. Hi Esme’! Thank you so much for your kind words and invitation! I would love to share with you and the Senior Salon Pit Stop! Thank you so much!

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