• 1 carrot , peeled and grated
  • 4 tablespoons soft cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 4 slices dark rye bread
  • 1 Combine the grated carrot, cream cheese spread, brown sugar, and five-spice powder in a bowl. Mix well.
  • 2 Chill the mixture for 1/2 hour to allow the flavors to blend.
  • 3 Cut the crusts off of the pumpernickel slices and roll the bread to flatten it.
  • 4 Spread the mixture onto two of the slices of bread and top with the other two slices.
  • 5 Cut these sandwiches diagonally into two triangles each.