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Pumpkin Dip (aka Pumpkin Pie Dip)

Easy dessert dip recipe tastes just like pumpkin pie. This cream cheese pumpkin dip will be the star of your fall party or Halloween spread. Great with ginger snaps or apples. 

pumpkin dip in square orange dish

Pumpkin Dip

Fall is probably my favorite season. There are just so many things I love about this time of year. The colors of the changing leaves, a sweat shirt and jeans on crisp, cool nights, and of course the wonderful aromas and tastes of all the great fall spices and fruit.

I will be sharing lots of great fall dips on this blog. In today’s post, I introduce one that will take center stage in any fall appetizer or dessert lineup: pumpkin dip.

This dip tastes just like pumpkin pie except in a dip that you serve with your favorite fall flavors. It’s so easy to make too and has only 5 ingredients. 

You can get creative in serving as well by cutting the top off a pie pumpkin, scooping out the inside, and filling up with the dip.

square orange dish with pumpkin dip

Tips for making Pumpkin Pie Dip

Can you make ahead of time?

Yes, absolutely. This dip needs to be made in advance so that it has time to chill. 

What can you serve with this dip?

Ginger snaps are my favorite dippers, but apples, vanilla wafers, and graham crackers all work well.

Is pure pumpkin the same as pumpkin pie filling?

No, these are two different things. Pure pumpkin is just pureed, cooked pumpkin. Pumpkin pie filling has other ingredients added such as sugar and spices. This recipe uses pure pumpkin. 

two gingernsap cookies dipped into an orange bowl of pumpkin dip

How to make Pumpkin Dip

Step 1: Combine the cream cheese and sugar

Step 2: Mix in pumpkin and spices

process photo for making pumpkin dip

Step 3: Chill for at least an hour, preferably longer 

Pumpkin Dip
Total Time
5 mins
 

Easy dessert dip recipe tastes just like pumpkin pie. This cream cheese pumpkin dip will be the star of your fall party or Halloween spread. 

Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin dip, pumpkin pie dip
Servings: 8
Calories: 249 kcal
Author: Darlene Kratz
Ingredients
  • 1 8-oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin (do not use pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Mix together the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar using a hand mixer until smooth. (I usually add 1/2 cup sugar at a time to make it easier and avoid clumping.)
  2. Add in the pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir until well combined.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour. This can be made the day before and left in the fridge overnight.
  4. Optional: sprinkle nutmeg on top before serving.
  5. Serve with ginger snaps, apples, vanilla wafers, or graham crackers.

Adapted from: Allrecipes

 

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