Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Dip

When I was coming up with my Thanksgiving menu the first thing that I started on was an appetizer. I was planning the menu shortly after making the hot cheesy mushroom dip so dips were on my mind and on a whim I thought; Why not a cheesy pumpkin dip? A quick search on the web showed that not only had it been done before, but that it was quite common! This pumpkin dip is pretty simple, consisting of pumpkin puree, cream cheese, sugar and pumpkin pie spices. This pumpkin dip kind of reminds me of a pumpkin cheesecake and as a gingersnap crust is wonderful on a pumpkin cheesecake I was immediately thinking about serving the dip with gingersnap cookies. If you want to keep it a bit healthier, sliced apples also work great.

Pumpkin Dip

A sweet pumpkin pie cheesecake dip that is perfect for entertaining.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Directions
  1. Mix everything, cover and chill overnight in the fridge.

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40 comments:

Rebecca said...

Looks absolutely delicious! I'm going to have to remember this one for our fall dinner party coming up! Thanks :)

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

Wow how creative! And gingersnaps would go perfectly!

Susi said...

This dip sounds awesome! My kids would love this with apple or pear slices. Thanks for sharing :o)

Rachel said...

I would snack on this all day on Thanksgiving! I love the idea of dipping ginger snaps. You could even serve this as dessert!

the blissful baker said...

i love pumpkin anything, and this dip looks so creamy and delicious! gingersnaps and apple slices would definitely be great for dipping, but i could probably just eat it by the spoonful too!

vanillasugar said...

kevin! you're back! you & your funky recipes were missed my friend.
and what better way to come back than with a sweet version of pumpkin dip. you missed my creamsicle cheesecake...you have to try it out, seriously i know you'll love it.

Aleksis said...

Such a great idea, and it looks great served in the little pumpkin!

Meister @ Eat This Neighborhood said...

This is my first year actually attempting to use fresh pumpkin and making my own puree, and I love the idea of presenting the dip in a hollowed-out pumpkin!

So charming, and I bet the dip goes great with ginger snaps.

belesaaru said...

Sounds interesting! Pumpkin time and definitely would like to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back and had a great trip!! The dip looks delish. CP

Pavithra said...

Wow kevin the dip sounds interesting..and u have presented beautifully.

smalltownoven said...

Yum! Love the presentation and the pumpkin dip. Sounds like a wonderful combination.

The Duo Dishes said...

Great on cookies and great on bread. We've made something like this, and it was amazing on crostini. Nice!

Cakebrain said...

Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving dinner starting with that pumpkin dip!

jose manuel said...

Que ricas tienen que estar. Me las apunto.

Saludos

Fuat Gencal said...

Günaydın, ellerinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.

Saygılarımla.

Jan said...

Glad you had a great holiday.
I love the pumpkin dip!

Poor Fish Girl said...

I already know that my family would devour this dip (in a matter of seconds). Great idea for the upcoming holidays!!!

Joanne said...

Mmm I bet this would also be awesome smeared on a bagel! So glad you've back Kevin!

Cooking Ukrainian said...

Perfect for Halloween Party! Thank You for the recipe!

Lauren said...

I love the presentation for the dip! Clever and beautiful :).

Laura Keller said...

What a simple and delicious dip! A great idea for fall entertaining!

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

such a great idea Kevin and I love the fact that you've used the pumpkin for the bowl... i've seen this done with soups before but never with dips so I can now 'borrow' this from you and show it on my blog in the UK and wow everyone! It's halloween coming up soon and there are plenty of pumpkins around! Thanks again for a great blog x

Bigarade said...

this is SO cute!!
looks delicious too!
ive never seen an orange pumpkin that small!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

Ooh, that sounds pretty heavenly. And you just can't beat a hallowed out pumpkin for an autumnal presentation.

Angie said...

I may need to make this for an upcoming harvest dinner! Thanks!

Kim said...

Thats funny because i posted this same exact thing on Facebook on October 9th.

amanda@seegirlcook said...

mmm, looks amazing! i love the idea of gingersnaps for dipping. beautiful presentation.:)

Chef E said...

Great dish! I am going to bookmark this...I love all things pumpkin...

Jennifer said...

Fabulous dip! I loved how you served it!!

dasunrisin said...

Very cute! I bet it gets messy once you've gotten to the bottom of the pumpkin-- hard to get all that goodness out :).

Thank you for sharing.

By the way, I've added you to my blogroll.

Ana Powell said...

So original, what a lovely centre piece ♥

Patty said...

What a very clever recipe??! Pumpkin dip? To be used with gingersnaps?! Brilliant idea indeed. We are having a party at my daughter's school, so perhaps I'll try this dip! Thanks for the inspiration!

esdelope said...

My mouth watered at the sight of this! I'm so excited by fall flavours!

Becca

Janet Croft said...

I just made this and it's delicious! May I suggest, though, that it turns out better if you first process the cream cheese till very smooth, them cream in the sugar, then add the other ingredients. Also, if you want to reduce carbs or are out of brown sugar, you can substitute 1 C Splenda plus 2 T blackstrap molasses.

HereBeDragons said...

This looks incredible! Especially displayed in a pumpkin! I might have to try this tonight for a pre-Halloween party!

Melissa Sue said...

I made this yesterday! Turned out great and got a ton of compliments. Served with apples and cinnamon-sugar cookies :) Thanks for posting the recipe!

Tami said...

This is just plain amazing. We had gingersnaps and sugar cookies!

hmmm... said...

I still want to try this, but I was craving something savoury the other day so I made a pumpkin dip with cream cheese and curry powder. Oh man, was that amazing!

Shelbyrlff said...

I tried out this recipe and did not enjoy it. I think it may have called for too much ginger, it did not remind me of pumpkin pie. To anyone making this, I would try out just 1/4 tsp first.

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