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October 12, 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Dip-Delish!

LouAnne at LIFE HOMEMADE has given me another delicious food to love in my quest for all yummy things PUMPKIN SPICED-YAY!
Look at this yummy recipe, and just try to ignore it. I dare you. It will call to you, in the kitchen, while your sleeping, cleaning the house, shopping, or doing yard work! I'm speaking from experience.  This recipe has been screaming my name for about 48 hours now, so today I rose before the sun, went to my kitchen and made my life complete! This dip is divine. It should have wings and a halo. It will be served at those Big Pearly Gates as a welcome treat...

 Anyone who enjoys pumpkin pie or other pumpkin desserts will love this super simple to make dip. It's very festive AND yummy! 
Spiced Pumpkin Dip
  • One 15 oz can pumpkin
  • One 8 oz package cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 TBS pumpkin pie spice (recipe below)
  • 1 tsp orange zest or 1 tsp orange extract (optional)
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
Blend all together until nice and smooth. I use my food processor for this part.  Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.  Serve with ginger snap cookies (our personal favorite), graham crackers and/or apple slices.  Makes a beautiful presentation at a party.

Pumpkin Pie Spice: 
4 TBS ground cinnamon
4 tsp ground nutmeg
4 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cloves or 3 tsp allspice
(We always use cloves because we like the little bite it gives.)

Should I admit that I even dipped miniature marshmallows in this yummy stuff? Maybe not...
There is a special place in heaven reserved for awesome people like LouAnne, who bring others (like me) such happiness and joy, and things that are PUMPKIN SPICED!

1 comment:

the thrifty ba said...

oh i LOVE fall food! and pumpkin is my favorite fall fruit/veggie. (which is it?)