Pumpkin Dip

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Pumpkin Dip is a creamy, spice-filled dip that pairs well with gingersnaps, apple slices, graham crackers, and more. The perfect Fall treat!

Pumpkin dip in a bowl sprinkled with cinnamon

Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Dip, with its creamy cool texture and spicy sweet flavor, is the very best fall treat! My sister-in-law, Paige made this dip when we were visiting for Thanksgiving one year and we could not get enough of it! Now it’s a staple at our house during the autumn holidays. It’s different than most fall treats; light, cool and creamy instead of heavy like a pumpkin pie. We love serving it at holiday buffets with a big platter of ginger snap cookies or shortbread cookies. This dip is something unique that everyone is excited to try and it’s always the first thing to go at a party.

Suggestions for Making Pumpkin Dip

  • This Pumpkin Dip is best served super cold. You’ll need to refrigerate this dip for at least an hour before serving. This gives the flavors a chance to blend.
  • Letting the dip sit overnight in the fridge is even better. This is a nice party food to make ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until your guests come over. It’ll stay nice and fresh in the fridge for up to three days.
  • You can use lower fat cream cheese to cut down calories but steer clear of complete fat free varieties. It’s just not as creamy and smooth as fuller fat options. Everything in moderation, right?
  • To get everything super creamy with zero lumps, I recommend letting the cream cheese reach room temperature before blending. Whip it up alone until nice and smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients. It’s worth taking the extra time to get this dip as fluffy and silky as possible.

A graham cracker being dipped in a bowl of pumpkin dip

What to Dip?

  • The best cookies to serve with this Pumpkin Dip are Ginger Thins. You can order them on Amazon. You can also find Ginger Thins at IKEA and at Trader Joes. They are a larger, flower-shaped cookie with a smooth texture. I believe the Trader Joes cookies are called Cookie Thins Triple Ginger.
  • If you are serving this dip during the Christmas season, it is also fun to serve with homemade Gingerbread Cookies. I would recommend not decorating them, and just using the cookies in the gingerbread man shape.
  • Traditional Ginger Snaps also work great and can be found at your local grocery store. Familiar brands that make a Ginger Snap cookie are Stauffers, Nabisco, Newman’s Own, and Trader Joes.
  • Nilla Wafers are also super yummy in this dip.
  • If you want to go for a little healthier snack to dip, try apple slices. I like to use green apples like Granny Smith because I like the tart apple with the sweet dip. You could also dunk some banana slices in as well!
  • The most recent time I made this dip, I used Butter Waffle Cookies and Cinnamon Grahams from Trader Joes. They were both delish!

Butter waffle cookies and graham crackers from trader joes

More Fall Pumpkin Treats

When temps dip below 90, I want to make all the pumpkin things! Here are some of our very favorite pumpkin recipes for this, our favorite season of all!

  • Pumpkin Drop Cookies – With only 3 ingredients, these cookies are quick and easy to make.
  • Pumpkin Steamers – This pumpkin drink with warm you on a cold, autumn day. The drink is rich and creamy with flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Coffee Cake – This delicious coffee cake has a cream cheese layer and crumb topping that is out of this world. It’s perfect for a breakfast, brunch, snack, or dessert.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Cups – A smooth and creamy mousse that is simple to make, but looks elegant and tastes heavenly!
  • Pumpkin Cobbler – This is a traditional fall dessert at our house. You’ll love the creamy pumpkin pie like layer topped with a crunchy, buttery, crust. It is incredible served warm with homemade whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

pumpkin dip with gingersnap cookies

How to Make Pumpkin Dip

a graham cracker being dipped in pumpkin dip

Pumpkin Dip

5 from 13 votes
Pumpkin Dip is a creamy, spice-filled dip that pairs well with gingersnaps, apple slices, graham crackers, and more. The perfect Fall treat!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together all the ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
  • Serve with ginger snaps, gingerbread cookies, apple slices, shortbread cookies, Nilla Wafers, and/or banana slices.
    Pumpkin dip in a bowl sprinkled with cinnamon

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 121mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 5075IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    So good and easy! Love this addition to the party table. It’s like pumpkin pie…but in a dippable form! Delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    YUM! We made it this afternoon for a family game get-together. And dipped stroop waffles (from Costco) in this dip. HEAVEN!!

  3. 5 stars
    This is a Christmas goodie for me, which is great because it just extends pumpkin longer after Thanksgiving! It’s a divine dip!

  4. The instructions should read: whip the cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and whip until smooth. Add Sour cream and the spices and blend. Blend in the pumpkin purée a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. If you just put it all in a bowl together and mix, it can be lumpy and runny.

  5. 5 stars
    This is a perfect recipe for fall entertaining and family movie night or game night. It sounds delicious, I could go for some right now.

  6. I made pumpkin pie muffins this morning because we're still craving and enjoying the spices from Thanksgiving. This is next on my list….great idea to put them with ginger snaps. Better yet, I have some in the freezer already….this dish is already half made now, ha.