Full Moon Bagel

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A little food coloring goes a long way in this breakfast dish; turning ordinary cream cheese into an October moon. Getting the witch silhouette is achieved by piping blackberry jelly. This can take some practice and a steady hand. If you want it to go a bit faster try piping a bat or black cat. (Something with less detail, but will still give you the same full moon effect.) I picked up a squeeze bottle from Wal-Mart for $1.00 that worked wonderfully for piping the jelly.

Serves: 4
Start to Finish: 20 minutes
Recipe By: Amber Brunson


4 bagels, split (I thought cinnamon raisin bagels went great with the jelly, but any flavor is fine. Look for bagels with smaller holes in the center to make them easier to coat with cream cheese)
4 oz. cream cheese
Blackberry jelly (Needs to be something darker in color and seedless)
Yellow food coloring


1. Toast bagels.
2. Mix yellow food coloring into cream cheese until evenly incorporated. (A little goes a long way with food coloring so experiment with one drop at a time.)
3. Spread yellow cream cheese onto toasted bagel. (You don't have to be too particular about getting smooth, even coverage because your jelly piping will cover up most imperfections.)
4. Using a knife or toothpick draw out a rough sketch of your design into the cream cheese.
5. Put jelly into a piping bottle.
6. Using piping bottle, fill in your design sketched on the cream cheese with jelly.
7. Serve with sliced fruit. Apples have a star effect in the center when you slice them crossways which goes well with the full moon theme.