Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Dip

When I first told Cathy that I was planning to do a week of pumpkin recipes, she mentioned this one. I had never heard of it but thought it sounded delish, and I also loved the fact that it's something fun and different. It screams party food, doesn't it??? Serve it at your Halloween party and your guests will love it!
Thanx Cath!

Joe -
This makes a pretty large batch, but it looks like you can easily half it, if you want. Or you could just eat it by the spoonful and not worry about it.


2 8 oz pkgs. cream cheese
1 sm can pumpkin
4 cups confectioner's sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
(or you could substitute pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon & ginger)

Mix all ingredients well.
Serve w/ spiced wafers.

For a festive presentation, just hollow out a small pumpkin (also known as a "Jack Be Little"), and use it as your serving bowl.
I recommend cutting your spiced wafers in half, just to make them smaller and more bite sized.
For a little variation, try dipping slices of apple instead of the spiced wafers. Just give them a splash of lemon or orange juice to keep them from turning brown.

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