Whip up a batch of red velvet cake donuts for a special breakfast treat. The light chocolate flavor pairs perfectly with the cream cheese glaze. And don’t forget the sprinkles! Donuts bring great joy to my life. I can’t fully explain why. Maybe it’s the memory of stopping by my small town’s donut shop every…
With just five ingredients, you can whip up this easy pumpkin dip in a hurry. It will quickly become a new fall favorite!
Color me impressed. September has only just begun, and I already have a pumpkin recipe to share. I usually can’t get it together to think of such things until Halloween.
Granted, I took these pictures in November 2017. Yep, that’s right. I’ve been meaning to share this pumpkin dip recipe for nearly two years.
And that is how things go in my world.
In my defense, the window for sharing such content is narrow. I’ve got three months a year where a recipe like this is relevant, so technically, I’m only four months behind. I can live with that.
I was just telling some friends last weekend – the same friends who ate this very pumpkin dip now that I think of it – that I’m great at starting projects. As for finishing projects…well, that’s another story.
When I looked back at the words I scrawled down in a draft post for this recipe, here’s what I found:
“You guys, I’ve given up being on time with recipes. Maybe because I’m on time everywhere else in my real life. And who says pumpkin has to end with November? For real though, I’m mostly just posting this now because…”
Uhhhhh, your future-state self thinks pumpkin has to end in November, that’s who. I could make a case for savory pumpkin applications to persist throughout the year, but sweet pumpkin desserts? Those come to a close the day after Thanksgiving, just as soon as we polish off that last piece of pie.
Easy Pumpkin Dip Recipe Notes
I can’t, in good conscience, withhold this pumpkin recipe from you for one more autumn. It’s just too good! Here’s what you need to know:
With only five required ingredients – pumpkin, cream cheese, mascarpone, confectioners’ sugar, and pumpkin pie spice – you can whip this up in a hurry.
I make this dip every autumn. It’s a great Thanksgiving appetizer and always goes over well at a party.
The amount of effort you have to put into this dip (quite low) compared to the enjoyment of those who consume it (very high) makes this a win all-around.
You have a full autumn ahead. Enjoy!
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 4 ounces mascarpone
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- gingersnaps, optional garnish
- apples or pears, for serving
- Mix the pumpkin, cream cheese, mascarpone, confectioners' sugar, and pumpkin pie spice together until well combined.
- If desired, garnish with crushed gingersnaps before serving with apple or pear wedges.