Spread a little sunshine on your morning bagel with my latest recipe for peach, bacon & jalapeno schmear. I enjoy noshing on a good bagel from time to time and I love spreading cream cheese on them. My flavored cream cheese includes sweet summer peaches along with jalapenos and the smoky bacon will give you more reasons to enjoy your morning; I can’t resist the chewy texture along with a crisp side when you toast them. Bagels are great with cream cheese and smoked salmon but I also love them with different types of toppings as well.
Make hosting brunch parties for friends and family easier by putting a tray of bagels out with many of the toppings that go with them, the varieties are endless. Try my summer inspired recipe and give your bagel another reason to celebrate with good food.
I texted my good friend Nancy a photo of a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon and she texted me back and said, “the food of my people”, I giggled to myself thinking she enjoyed them but I educated myself and didn’t realize the long history of them. I ran across this article that taught me a lot The Secret History of Bagels I should text her a picture of my peach, bacon & jalapeno schmear… I bet she would drool over it.
You might enjoy some of my other very popular brunch party favorites for truly an abundant breakfast feast
Peach, Bacon & Jalapeno Cream Cheese Schmear
This flavorful schmear combines many delicious flavors giving your bagel a reason to wake up in the morning
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened or at room temperature
- 1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
- 1/4 cup green onions, minced (about 2)
- 1/4 cup jalapenos, seeded and minced
- 1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup bacon, cooked to a crisp, chopped, 8 slices
- 1 cup peaches, diced
In a medium mixing bowl stir together the cream cheese and cheddar until well combined
Stir in the green onions, jalapenos, bacon and black pepper
Fold in the peaches until well combined
Serve right away or cover and refrigerate until ready to use
Makes 2 1/2 cups, enough for 12 full sized bagels
The heat in jalapenos varies from one to another, so taste a slice first, they might be mild so you won’t have to seed them and you can just mince them up. If they are really hot, I would recommend seeding them and cutting the membrane out before chopping them up….you judge how spicy you want this