Pumpkin Cranberry Bagels

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Best Bagels

By Marcy Goldman

Published 2018

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Like Thanksgiving in the round, these are simply amazing bagels: rustic and touched with a kiss of pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, and a good smattering of dried cranberries. Feel free to swap in some whole-wheat flour if you like.



  • cup dried cranberries, plumped and dried
  • cups warm water


Plump cranberries by covering them with very hot water and allow them to sit for five minutes. Drain and use a paper towel to dry thoroughly. Set aside. Stack two baking sheets together and line the top one with parchment paper.

In a mixer bowl, whisk together the water, yeast, oil, honey and brown sugar, stirring to dissolve yeast and sugar. Stir in pumpkin puree. Stir in half of the f