Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip

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THURSDAY! You saucy minx! I’m so happy to see you! Although I have 3 more days of work left, I’m thrilled because THANKSGIVING IS ONE WEEK AWAY! This is the best holiday in the world for chubby kids like me ūüôā

Now, time for a shameless work plug. If you are in DC, come out to the Help the Homeless Walkathon on Saturday.¬†Last year we raised over¬†$6.5 million for the homeless. The money we raise this year¬†will go to support 97 hard working non profits who provide critical and necessary services to DC’s most vulnerable population, the homeless. I’ve been working with an amazing team on this program (by managing their social media) for 5 months and I’m really invested in this. There are over 12,000 homeless people in the district and one in four of them is a child. Use your feet to lend a hand this Saturday by walking with over¬†14,000 DC/MD/VA residents on the National Mall!

I love this job and honestly, I’m going to miss it. But, big steps and a huge chapter ahead of me! Including spending hours in the kitchen whipping up delicious recipes like the one I’m about to share. I’m following in the footsteps of two amazing bloggers, Kelly and Gina, who featured delicious pumpkin dips earlier this month. Sometimes, recipes are so good they don’t need much alternation! This is one of them. I made a few changes to make it more pumpkin pie flavored, because I’m sort of an addict.

Seriously, I’m not lying when I say it’s pumpkin pie dip because it tastes JUST LIKE pumpkin¬†pie filling!¬†¬†If you are a crust person (carbs rule) pair this dip with gingerbread, shortbread cookies or graham crackers! I prefer fruit with mine (I tell myself it’s healthier). But seriously? You can pretty much dip anything you want in it. (That’s what she said, hahahah!)

I’m really a 12 year old boy trapped in a 25 year old women’s body, I swear. But, guys, this dip is really good. It’s creamy, tastes like cinnamon and happiness and is so freakin’ cute when served in a hollowed out pumpkin. Serve as an addition to your pies this Thanksgiving on the dessert table! Trust me, it’ll be a hit!

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Yields: About 3 cups of dip 
Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 8 ounce block of light cream cheese
  • 2 cups of¬†confectioners sugar
  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon of light cream

How to Make It:

  1. Using a handheld mixture, beat cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin and pumpkin pie slice. Gradually add in cream.
  2. Beat until fully mixed; add extra pumpkin pie spice for preferred taste.
  3. To serve in a pumpkin, cut the top off a medium pumpkin. Using a spoon, scoop outsides and set aside. Rinse out the inside of the pumpkin and completely dry before putting dip inside.
  4. Chill for 15-30 minutes and serve!

Who said you can’t have your pie in a dip form? Enjoy lovies!

Nutritional information per 1/4 cup: 128 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of protein.

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  1. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Thursday, November 17th, 2011
    LOVE your presentation!  This looks sooo delicious!! :)
  2. Posted by Professor Vegetable on
    Thursday, November 17th, 2011
    I would eat it with graham crackers and fruit!!! 
  3. Posted by Bake Your Day on
    Thursday, November 17th, 2011
    Oh I bet this is so delicious. Pumpkin and cream cheese = YUM! I can't believe that next Thursday is Thanksgiving!
  4. Posted by Kiri W. on
    Thursday, November 17th, 2011
    What a delicious and smart swap idea! :) Cute presentation, too.
  5. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, November 17th, 2011
    Umm....YUM! Hahah I need to try this :)
  6. Posted by Ann Mc on
    Thursday, November 17th, 2011
    "That's what she said"!  I got such a chuckle with that because my sisters and I goof around with that one!  So not only did you make me drool - you made me smile (that's what she said!)
  7. Posted by Grubarazzi on
    Friday, November 18th, 2011
    I'm enjoying all these yummy versions of pumpkin dip. Definitely need to try it! 
  8. Friday, November 18th, 2011
    I love that you served this dip in the pumpkin, adorable!
  9. Posted by Christina on
    Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
    Pumpkin pie dip?! Where has this recipe been all my life?! Delicious! :)