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Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip


I bet you thought I couldn't do any more pumpkin recipes right? Well you couldn't have been more wrong. After all what were you planning on doing with all those pumpkins that you bought for Halloween? There has to be some other use for them besides pumpkin soups. With the game on every weekend, aren't you tired of the same old dip? Then how about making our super delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip? I can guarantee that it'll be a hit.


Here is what you'll need:

Ingredients

4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 - 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
1/2 tub Cool Whip
2 tablespoons toasted pecans


Instructions

Add the first seven ingredients to a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer. Beat for about two minutes or until it's smooth and creamy and has lightened in color.


Fold in the Cool Whip using a spatula. Gently scrape from the bottom to the top working your way around the bowl.


Continue doing this until all of the Cool Whip is incorporated.


Taste and adjust the sweetness and spice to your liking.

Serve with the toasted pecans sprinkled over the top.

Notes:

To toast the pecans, add them to a small pan over medium heat, stirring frequently. As soon as you can smell them, remove them from the pan and let cool. Nuts can burn in seconds, so you want to be sure to watch them close.


If you like a mellower pumpkin flavor, you can reduce the amount to 1/2 cup. And if you like a stronger pumpkin flavor, just add more!

We like to serve this with gingersnaps for even more holiday flavor, but it's also delicious with vanilla wafers or graham crackers!

Be sure to allow your cream cheese to come to room temperature or it will be harder to blend with the pumpkin.

The Cool Whip will add a lot of sweetness to this, so we start with just 1/4 of the powdered sugar. You can add a little more if you like things really sweet.





Annmarie John
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  1. I just can't stand pumpkins, but this recipe looks super delicious and makes me want to try it! Ginger Snaps make EVERYTHING better!

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  2. I just can't stand pumpkins, but this recipe looks super delicious and makes me want to try it! Ginger Snaps make EVERYTHING better!

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  3. Okay, this idea is genius! Definitely going to try it!

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  4. This sounds perfect to serve when I host Thanksgiving. Yum!

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  5. Oh, this would be great with some graham crackers to dip! Awesome at a Fall party!

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  6. YUM! When I lived in NJ, my friends would host a pumpkin party annually. They always had some incredible dip that we'd dip gingersnaps and pretty much.. anything in. Fruit! Anything!
    Perfect fall dish.

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  7. I have all the ingredients for this dish and happen to also have my brothers coming over for dinner tonight. So, we'll be trying this yummy sounding dip tonight!

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  8. I make something similar to this but I never would've thought of adding toasted pecans. This really sounds delish esp when served with ginger snaps!

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  9. Im the pumpkin everything girl- this looks amazing. My uncle makes the most amazing Ginger Snap cookies you would never know this man can cook he looks like the biggest redneck ever but he should own his own cookie store. Im going to make this for Xmas to go with his cookies. Thanks

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  10. I have to admit... I really love pumpkin but I have never thought to mix it with cream cheese.
    Looks like it would be delicious!

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  11. Ooh this sounds like a delicious dessert dip. The gingersnaps were definitely the perfect choice!

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  12. This looks delicious. I think the Pecans added a nice texture to the dip and I'm sure it will do well at the upcoming game this weekend

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  13. Love this as an option to traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. You have me in the mood to make it.

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  14. What a yummy dessert or treat and it looks so easy to make. I love all things Pumpkin!

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  15. This would be so good with so many things. I agree ginger snaps are a prime choice.

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  16. Oh this looks so so so perfect. I would throw in some chocolate chips and eat all of this!

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