5-Ingredient Pumpkin Dip

published Aug 13, 2021
halloween
Pumpkin Dip

When it comes to dippers, this sweet and slightly savory dip pairs well with a variety of snack favorites.

Serves4 to 6

Makes2 2/3 cups

Prep5 minutes to 10 minutes

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A bowl of pumpkin dip, on a platter with cookies, apple slices, strawberries and pretzels around it
Credit: Laura Rege

Satisfy your seasonal cravings with a recipe that doubles as the perfect snack and interactive dessert: pumpkin dip. It combines the spirit all your favorite pumpkin treats (pumpkin pie! Mousse! Cheesecake!) into one of our easiest-to-put-together sweet recipes. Fast, fun, and delicious in season or beyond, you’ll definitely be making it more than once.

When it comes to dippers, this sweet and slightly savory dip pairs well with a variety of

snack favorites

What Is Pumpkin Dip?

This recipe is a sweet dessert-like dip made with pumpkin purée, cream cheese, and marshmallow fluff.

Alternatives to Cream Cheese

Our official recommendation: Don’t omit the cream cheese. Its slight tang and creamy texture is key. But in a bind, your best bet is ricotta. The texture will be slightly lumpier and looser, but it will still taste delicious.

Credit: Laura Rege

What to Eat with Pumpkin Dip

  • Fruit (apples are a given, but strawberries are a surprisingly delightful pairing)
  • Pretzels 
  • Graham crackers
  • Pretty much any cookie you can get your hand on (but especially gingersnaps)

Pumpkin Dip

When it comes to dippers, this sweet and slightly savory dip pairs well with a variety of snack favorites.

Prep time 5 minutes to 10 minutes

Makes 2 2/3 cups

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces

    cream cheese

  • 1 (7-ounce) jar

    marshmallow fluff (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 cup

    pumpkin purée

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons

    pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • For serving: gingersnap cookies, halved strawberries, sliced apples, or pretzels

Instructions

  1. Cut 8 ounces cream cheese into 1-inch cubes and place in a medium bowl. Let sit at room temperature until softened. (Alternatively, microwave the cream cheese on high in 10-second increments until softened, about 30 seconds total.)

  2. Add 1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow fluff (1 1/2 cups) and whisk until smooth. (Alternatively, beat with an electric hand mixer on medium speed.) Add 1 cup pumpkin purée, 1 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and whisk until combined. Serve at room temperature or chilled with cookies, strawberries, apples, and pretzels.

Recipe Notes

Tip: When measuring marshmallow fluff, it’s helpful to grease your measuring cups with cooking spray first.

Storage: This dip can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.