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Picture this: a chilly, cozy evening, the vibrant colors of fall leaves outside your window, a warm blanket, and a bowl of Pumpkin Dip. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?

pumpkin dip in a white serving dish

This is a recipe that is super easy to make, fun to serve, and oh-so-yummy to eat. Whether it’s game day, a fall gathering, or simply a treat after a long day, this pumpkin dip is a surefire crowd-pleaser.

Using pumpkin doesn’t have to be just for pumpkin desserts! It’s such a versatile ingredient and is one of my favorite flavors. I love finding all kinds of ways to use it, especially toward the end of the year. This easy pumpkin dip recipe is one of many ways I love to enjoy it.

This dip is the epitome of fall flavors. It’s creamy, sweet, and full of that pumpkin magic that makes autumn the coziest season of the year.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even make your own pumpkin puree. Every year we go out with Lily now and pick pumpkins. What do you do with the pumpkin once it’s all carved? No need to waste it. Use it for making an easy snack!

​This recipe will remind you of a delicious pumpkin pie filling. I mean, how can it not, right? Pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, sugar… Oh man, my mouth is watering just writing this!

You’re going to love this dip on so many things. Adding pumpkin flavor to apples, ginger snaps, graham crackers? It’s creamy pumpkin dip heaven!

Trust me when I say, this delicious pumpkin dip recipe is going to be your new autumn favorite. Let’s dive into this easy recipe!

Some of our other favorite dip recipes we have on our site include: Cream Cheese Pineapple Dip, French Onion Dip Recipe, and Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip.

pumpkin dip in a white serving dish

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Ease of preparation: All you need is a handful of easy ingredients and a large bowl or stand mixer to create this pumpkin masterpiece.
  2. The fall factor: This recipe really makes the most out of pumpkin season. The combination of pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice will fill your home with the warm spices of fall.
  3. Make-ahead magic: You can prepare this dip the night before your event, allowing the flavors to blend beautifully. Plus, it’s one less thing to worry about on the day!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Pumpkin puree, strained
  • Cream cheese
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
ingredients needed to make pumpkin dip

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN DIP:

  1. Add all ingredients into a large bowl or stand mixer.
step one how to make pumpkin dip, all ingredients in a bowl
  1. Mix until all ingredients are smooth. 
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dip chill in the refrigerator before serving. At least 30 minutes. Serve with fruits,  cookies, and crackers.
finished pumpkin dip mixed in a clear bowl

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

HOW TO STRAIN PUMPKIN PUREE?

To strain pumpkin puree, simply place the puree in a cheesecloth or thin linen cloth over a strainer. Squeeze out as much water as possible and you’re good to go!

CAN I USE FRESH PUMPKIN?

Absolutely! If you’re feeling adventurous, you can create your own pumpkin puree using real pumpkin.

Just roast the pumpkin in the oven until it’s soft enough to blend into a puree. Make sure to discard the stem, seeds, and skin.

CAN I USE LIGHT CREAM CHEESE?

Yes, you can!

Light cream cheese will work just fine and will help to reduce the overall calorie content of the dip.

pumpkin dip in a white serving dish

WHAT ARE THE BEST ITEMS FOR DIPPING?

Apple slices, other fruits, vanilla wafers, or even gingersnap cookies are wonderful with this pumpkin dip.

You can also use crackers or any other cookies that aren’t overly sweet.

ANY ADDITIONS?

Most definitely! Check out this list and see what piques your interest.

  • Chopped pecans for a bit of crunch
  • A sprinkle of granola for some texture
  • Mini chocolate chips for a sweet surprise
  • A drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra treat
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg for extra spice
  • A dash of pure maple syrup for a cozy, sweet flavor
  • A dollop of cool whip for creaminess
  • Sprinkled coconut flakes for a tropical twist
  • Dried cranberries for a bit of tartness
  • Chopped candied ginger for a zesty kick

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

You got it! It’s the perfect fall dip and substitutions are possible!

  • Greek yogurt for cream cheese
  • Almond extract for vanilla extract
  • Sweet potatoes for pumpkin puree
  • Allspice for pumpkin spice
pumpkin dip with apple slices in a white serving dish

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freezer: While you can freeze this dip for up to 3 months, it may affect the texture. I’d recommend enjoying it while it’s fresh!

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before starting. It will blend more easily with the other ingredients.
  • If using canned pumpkin puree, always drain the excess water to prevent a soggy dip.
  • Use sifted powdered sugar to ensure a smooth texture.
  • Don’t skip the chilling step. It helps the dip thicken and the flavors meld together.
  • If the dip becomes too soft at room temperature, pop it back into the refrigerator to thicken.
  • Pair this dip with tart fruits like Granny Smith apples for balance.
pumpkin dip with apple slices in a white serving dish

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip is the perfect fall dessert, deliciously combining the flavors of pumpkin and cream cheese with warm spices. It’s a great addition to any gathering and sure to be an autumn favorite.

This sweet dip, full of fluffy pumpkin goodness, is just what you need to enjoy this wonderful time of year. So, grab your favorite dippers, and let’s welcome pumpkin season with this tasty pumpkin dip!

If you’ve tried this PUMPKIN DIP, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 3 votes

Easy Pumpkin Dip Recipe (with Cream Cheese)

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Picture this: a chilly, cozy evening, the vibrant colors of fall leaves outside your window, a warm blanket, and a bowl of Pumpkin Dip. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl or stand mixer.
  • Mix until all ingredients are smooth.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let the dip chill in the refrigerator before serving. At least 30 minutes. Serve with fruits, cookies, and crackers.

Notes

Recipe nutrition calculated without dippers.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before starting. It will blend more easily with the other ingredients.
  • If using canned pumpkin puree, always drain the excess water to prevent a soggy dip.
  • Use sifted powdered sugar to ensure a smooth texture.
  • Don’t skip the chilling step. It helps the dip thicken and the flavors meld together.
  • If the dip becomes too soft at room temperature, pop it back into the refrigerator to thicken.
  • Pair this dip with tart fruits like Granny Smith apples for balance.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 6924IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

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