Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Dip

If you're looking for a new dip recipe, this is a great one to try. This recipe comes from a friend who found it in a gluten-free cookbook, Nearly Normal Cooking for Gluten-Free Eating.  I'm the oddball in my family as most of us like pumpkin pie - me not so much; but I really enjoyed this dip. It doesn't have as heavy a texture as pumpkin pie and maybe that's what appealed to me.

Pumpkin Dip

Ingredients:
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3  Cup sugar (I only used 1/4, it worked great)*
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 container whipped cream (I only used 1/3, again, it worked great)

Directions:
  1. Dump pumpkin, cream cheese, sugar and spices into mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until well combined; start at slow speed and then increase speed as ingredients become incorporated.
  3. Gently fold in whipped cream.
  4. Chill until ready to serve.

Notes:
  • The original recipe says serve it with ginger snap cookies, but we loved it with tortilla chips. My sister was not as fond of it with tortilla chips, but liked it on pretzels. I also think it would be wonderful spread on a bagel.
  • This is an easy recipe to adjust to your personal tastes - more or less spice as you choose.
  • I've also made it with Splenda and it was still very good.

You can find more pumpkin recipes at Flavor of the Month by Bake at 350 and Amy's Finer Things.
And there are lots of snack recipes at Life As Mom.

6 comments:

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I'd forgotten about pumpkin dip! Thank you for reminding me. I have served it with gingersnaps and sliced apples...really good.

Thanks for linking up and the yummy reminder!

Amy Rainey said...

I am excited to try this...the ones I have tried in the past did not include cream cheese. That always makes things more rich.

Sherry said...

Ooh, this sounds scrumptious! I bet this would be good with some gingersnaps. :D

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Really sounds yummy!Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.

heartnsoulcooking said...

Pumpkin dip with gingersnaps sounds GREAT!!! for the holiday parties.
Geri

Cookin' Mama said...

OH what a great sounding dip, and just in time for fall! Thanks for sharing :)

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