Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip


Dips are great for entertaining guests because they are usually easy and can be made ahead. Dessert dips are even better! This is a super simple dip that people will love and will ask for the recipe. It's also made with lowfat ingredients and everyone knows pumpkin is healthy :). I'm sure that you can come up with even more ideas of dippers to serve it with than I can!



I took this dip to a get together last night and I think it went over really well since it was almost completely gone when the get together was over. Also, my husband was really excited when he came home from work and saw it in the refrigerator, and he didn't even know what it was. It makes a pretty presentation and of course it tastes good too! I served it with chocolate graham crackers and cinnamon graham crackers, but you may like it with big marshmallows, apple slices, or pretzel sticks. The possibilities are endless when it comes to dipping food in dips. Some small snickerdoodles may be nice or even vanilla wafers. So try it and let me know what you think! I would love to hear your thoughts :)


Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients:
- 4 ounces lowfat cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
- ¼ cup lowfat sour cream
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- about ¼ cup caramel sauce or to taste
- graham crackers, marshmallows, pretzels

Directions:
1. Using a mixer on low speed blend together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix for about 30 seconds or until it starts to blend together, then increase the speed to medium and let it mix for about 1 minute until the mixture starts to become fluffy. Scrape the bowl.
2. Add the pumpkin, sour cream, and spices. Mix on low speed for 20-30 seconds then on medium speed until completely blended and smooth. Scrape the bowl to make sure everything is mixed in and smooth.
3. Transfer the dip to a bowl and pour caramel over the top in a design, if desired. Using a toothpick, swirl the caramel. Chill until ready to serve.


Printable recipe

Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy

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