Pickles, Trout & Herb Cream Cheese Bagels

6 Servings
20 Prep Time
8 Cook Time

A twist on Bagels and Lox using Thomas' Everything Bagels.

Ingredients

For the Quick Pickles:
1 large English cucumber
1½ cups water
¾ cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 ½ tablespoon salt


For the Herbed Cream Cheese:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened (or substitute reduced-fat cream cheese)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt and Pepper


For the Bagels:
1 package Thomas’ Everything Bagels
10 ounces thinly sliced smoked trout

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

For the Quick Pickles: Pour the water and sugar in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until the water comes to a bowl, usually 3 minutes. Stir to dissolve the sugar; then add the vinegar and salt. Slice the cucumber very thin and stir the slices into the pickling liquid. Set aside for as long as possible.

For the Herbed Cream Cheese: Place the cream cheese, garlic, dill, and lemon zest in a mixing bowl. Smash and stir until well combined. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Twist the Thomas’ Everything Bagels to separate the halves, then lay them cut-side-up on baking sheets. Toast in the oven for 5-8 minutes.
Pickles, Trout & Herb Cream Cheese Bagels A twist on Bagels and Lox using Thomas' Everything Bagels. 6 servings For the Quick Pickles: 1 large English cucumber 1½ cups water ¾ cups granulated sugar 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1 ½ tablespoon salt
For the Herbed Cream Cheese:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened (or substitute reduced-fat cream cheese) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill Zest of 1 lemon Salt and Pepper
For the Bagels:
1 package Thomas’ Everything Bagels 10 ounces thinly sliced smoked trout Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. For the Quick Pickles: Pour the water and sugar in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until the water comes to a bowl, usually 3 minutes. Stir to dissolve the sugar; then add the vinegar and salt. Slice the cucumber very thin and stir the slices into the pickling liquid. Set aside for as long as possible. For the Herbed Cream Cheese: Place the cream cheese, garlic, dill, and lemon zest in a mixing bowl. Smash and stir until well combined. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Twist the Thomas’ Everything Bagels to separate the halves, then lay them cut-side-up on baking sheets. Toast in the oven for 5-8 minutes. Pickles, Trout & Herb Cream Cheese Bagels