Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip | Chew Out Loud

This Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip is the perfect dip for your holiday parties.  It tastes like a pumpkin pie wrapped in cheesecake.  Smooth, creamy, and delicious!  

Pumpkin cream cheese dip in a bowl with apple slices.

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What is Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip?

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip is essentially the tastiest fall treat that takes approximately 5 minutes to make. Here’s what you and your family and friends will love:

  • Flavors: It’s a super delicious combination of pumpkin pie and cheesecake flavors, wrapped in 1 easy dip.
  • Party: It’s so easy to make in advance and transports well to any fall or holiday party.
  • Make-Ahead: You can make this dip 1-2 days in advance and keep it chilled until ready to use.
  • Gluten Free: It’s naturally gluten-free, so almost anyone can enjoy it.
  • Choices: The dipping choices are endless. Try apple slices, graham crackers, or gingersnaps.

Key Ingredients

Fall spices ingredients including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves.
  • Cream Cheese: be sure it’s whole (not low fat) and softened.
  • Sugar: use confectioner’s sugar, aka powdered sugar.
  • Pumpkin: use pure pumpkin puree
  • Fall Spices: a fragrant blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves make this dip all about fall.
  • Extract: a bit of vanilla extract rounds out the flavors.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use pumpkin pie spice instead of the spice mixture.
  • Add toasted, chopped nuts sprinkled on top of the dip.
  • Add mini chocolate chips into the dip.
  • Drizzle 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce or maple syrup over the top.

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Hand-whisk or use electric whisk to mix together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Slowly mix in the pumpkin and whisk until smooth and incorporated. Stir in all the spices and vanilla. Whisk again to incorporate well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

How to Serve

Here’s where all the fun comes in. There are countless ways you can serve up this delicious pumpkin cream cheese dip:

  • Dip Party: make an easy cold dip party that everyone can enjoy. Provide this pumpkin cream cheese dip, along with a few other dips like Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip and Yogurt Fruit Dip.
  • Fruits: slice up various types of apples, including honeycrisp and granny smith, for color, texture, and flavor.
  • Cookies & Crackers: serve this pumpkin dip with an array of graham crackers, vanilla wafers, pretzels, or gingersnaps.
  • Charcuterie Board: this pumpkin dip would be an amazing addition to a fall-inspired charcuterie board with various cheeses, crackers, nuts, and fruits.
  • Crostini: use this Easy Crostini Recipe to make super crispy crostini and top with this pumpkin dip, apple slices, and chopped pecans.
Pumpkin cream cheese dip in a bowl with apple slices.

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I soften cream cheese?

Cream cheese is best softened by allowing it to come to room temperature first. Often, you’ll need to soften it further by placing the cream cheese block on a microwave-safe plate, and microwaving it in 10-second increments until it is very soft and easy to mix.

Can I use fresh pumpkin puree instead of canned?

Yes, you can use fresh pumpkin puree if you prefer. Simply cook and mash a small pumpkin, then measure out the equivalent amount to replace canned pumpkin puree in your recipe. Be sure to drain out excess liquid prior to using it in any recipe.

What can I serve with pumpkin cream cheese dip?

Pumpkin cream cheese dip pairs well with a variety of items, including apple slices, pear slices, graham crackers, ginger snaps, pretzels, and baguette slices. See article above for delicious inspirational ideas.

Is pumpkin cream cheese dip best served hot or cold?

This dip is definitely meant to be served cold, as you would a pumpkin pie or a cheesecake. Keep it chilled until ready to serve.

How far in advance can I make pumpkin cream cheese dip?

This dip can be made 2-3 days ahead of time. Wrap it airtight and keep chilled until ready to use.

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Pumpkin cream cheese dip in a bowl with apple slices.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

This Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip is a no-bake, fuss-free, delicious treat! It’s super easy and tastes like a pumpkin cheesecake with plenty of fall spices. Perfect for holiday parties. This recipe will easily feed a crowd.

  • In a bowl, combine softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Hand-whisk or use electric hand whisk to mix together until smooth and creamy.

  • Slowly mix in the pumpkin and whisk until smooth and incorporated. Stir in all the spices and vanilla. Whisk again to incorporate well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  • You can microwave the cream cheese in 10-second increments to ensure that it’s fully softened; this helps prevent little lumps in the dip.
  • Serve Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with apple slices, pretzels, graham crackers, or gingersnaps. See original article for more delicious ideas.
  • This dip can be made 2-3 days in advance and kept chilled until ready to use. 
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, please give it a rating. We ❤️ hearing from you! 

Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.01mg

Course: Appetizer, Snack

Cuisine: Amerian

Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Method: Mixing

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