Pumpkin Dip is cool, creamy and has all the spicy flavors of fall! Pair with crisp gingersnap cookies and you have a scrumptious snack for those chilly fall days.
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 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.
Ginger Cookie Options
I definitely recommend getting ginger-flavored cookies to dip in this Pumpkin Dip. The two flavors together are so tasty!
- 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.
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. A creamy pumpkin pie like layer is topped with a crunchy, buttery, crust. It is incredible served warm with homemade whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.
How to Make Pumpkin Dip
- Mix together all the ingredients until smooth.
- Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
- Serve with ginger snaps or gingerbread cookies.