Pumpkin Dip is now ready for the fall party season.
This is the time of year when we are overloading on sweets with all the candy and marshmallows shared this month so my thinking was to make a dip that is less sweet.
We have lots of apples from my family’s apple picking this fall and this pumpkin dip is a great compliment for fresh apples or pears for dipping.
There’s also the health benefits of pumpkin so I’m serving up pumpkin dip as an appetizer or afternoon snack.
It’s taking a little while for the boys to get used to savory rather than a very sweet dip, but they are enjoying the crisp apples and I’ve been noticing they are starting to like the pumpkin dip.
To keep the apples from turning brown, fill a bowl with cold water and fresh squeezed lemon juice and place the apples immediately in the bowl after slicing them.
When ready to serve the dip, drain the apples and place the slices on paper towels to dry then add to serving plate.
This is an easy recipe that can be made to fit your preferred sweetness level. Taste as you mix and add additional sweetness as desired.
For more flexibility you can make this a pumpkin pie flavor dip by adding in fall spices. Either way, this pumpkin dip is very easy to make for all your fall gatherings or as a quick snack. Serve with apple slices, graham crackers and/or pretzels. You can use also use sliced pears or even white seedless grapes.
- 8 oz. mascarpone cheese at room temperature (you can substitute cream cheese)
- ½ - ⅔ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 TBLS. honey
- ½ ts. vanilla
- sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish
- ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. ground cloves
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- Whip up the mascarpone in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add in the pumpkin puree and mix together, then add in the honey and vanilla continue to mix until well blended. Taste for desired sweetness level, add more if needed.
- If using, add in the pumpkin pie spices and mix well.
- Add to serving bowl and sprinkle cinnamon on top for garnish.
- Serve with apple slices, graham crackers or your favorite dippers.
If you enjoy dips you might like this Cannoli Dip
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