As air grows cool and the leaves turn golden, it's time to indulge in the flavors of autumn. Imagine a scene of gathering around a fire pit, wrapped in a cozy sweater, surrounded by friends and family with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg in the air. Now, imagine adding to the ambiance with a dish that perfectly embodies the essence of fall: a creamy, luscious Pumpkin Dip.
This dessert dip is the perfect addition to any fall gathering, brimming with the warm spices of the season. When combined, these perfect fall flavored ingredients create a velvety texture and decadent flavor that will have your guests coming back for more.
So, let's dive in and learn how to make this tantalizing pumpkin dip that will be the highlight of your fall festivities!
Why Make This Dip?
There are tons of reasons to make a delicious pumpkin cheesecake dip, here are a few of our favorite:
- Perfect appetizer or dessert for autumn gatherings
- Quick and easy snack to make with only a few simple ingredients
- Makes a unique and festive addition to any party or potluck
- A crowd-pleasing recipe that everyone will enjoy, even those who aren't typically fans of pumpkin dishes
- This no bake pumpkin dip can be adapted to suit personal preferences by adjusting the spices and sweetness levels.
Get more info on these tasty handful of ingredients for this pumpkin fluff dip in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- pumpkin puree-- be sure you aren't using pumpkin pie filling or you'll end up with a different consistency and flavor
- cream cheese- softened so it's easier to work with
- powdered sugar- this can also be called confectioners sugar or icing sugar
- cinnamon- ground cinnamon is what you want
- whipped topping- Cool Whip is a common brand of this ingredient
- Graham crackers, gingersnap cookies, and apples for serving
How to Make Pumpkin Dip
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, blend pumpkin, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cinnamon with a hand mixer.
Once well combined, mix in the whipped topping until your smooth dip has a smooth, creamy consistency.
Serve with graham crackers, apples, and gingersnaps for an indulgent treat that will leave everyone wanting more.
Store any leftovers of the pumpkin dip in an airtight container in the fridge.
Make sure it is completely covered and not exposed to air. It should last up to 4 days when stored properly.
Can you freeze this sweet dip?
Unfortunately, this pumpkin dip recipe is not freezer friendly. The texture of the dip will change and become more grainy due to the ingredients separating when frozen.
What can I serve with this dip?
This pumpkin dip has so many delicious things that you could dip into it. Here are a few of our favorite dippers:
- ginger snaps
- cinnamon graham crackers
- apple slices
- jumbo marshmallows
- vanilla wafers
Can this dessert dip be made ahead of time?
Can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for convenience.
What other ingredients can I add or change up?
If you want to change the flavor profile of this creamy pumpkin dip a bit, you can sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top. Additionally, you could add some brown sugar sprinkled on top.
Maybe try a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup in the cream cheese pumpkin dip to bring more fall flavors to your easy recipe.
Bring a new depth of flavor to your fall dip with a dash or two of pure vanilla extract, it would pair nicely with the pumpkin puree and will make the perfect fall dessert.
If making this in the height of pumpkin season, you may even find a pumpkin-flavored cream cheese which will really take your dip to a whole new level.
What can I do with leftover pumpkin puree?
So, it's very common to have leftover pumpkin pure, there is so much in a can and unless you scale this recipe to use the entire thing of canned pumpkin puree, you'll have leftovers.
So, here are a few ideas you can make to use up the rest of the can.
- Make more of this pumpkin dip
- Make some homemade pumpkin french toast
- Add to your breakfast oatmeal
- Use it in a smoothie or shake
If you loved this pumpkin pie dip recipe and are looking for more pumpkin recipes or other fall recipes, we have a few ideas for you!
Check out some of these other fall recipes:
- Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
- Pumpkin Cookies (with an irresisfrosting)tible cream cheese
- Fall Pizza with Sausage and Sweet Potatoes
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 ounces whipped topping
- Graham crackers, gingersnaps, and apples for serving
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, blend pumpkin, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cinnamon with a hand mixer.
- Once well combined, mix in the whipped topping until your smooth dip has a smooth, creamy consistency.
- Serve with graham crackers, apples, and gingersnaps for an indulgent treat that will leave everyone wanting more.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.