Pumpkin Fruit Dip


Dips are a popular snack food that help entice kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. A pumpkin dip makes a sweet treat for a fall harvest or holiday party. Make the dip and add it to your child’s lunch box along with apples to get him to eat his fruit. The dip tastes like a creamy pumpkin pie and is healthy when made with fat-free cream cheese due to the fiber in the pumpkin puree.

Step 1

Remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator and set the packaged block on the kitchen counter until the cream cheese becomes soft, approximately one hour.

Step 2

Unwrap the softened cream cheese and place it into a mixing bowl. Add the pumpkin and powdered sugar. Use an electric hand mixer to combine the ingredients until smooth.

Step 3

Add pumpkin pie spice and vanilla to the mixture and mix well.

Step 4

Scoop the dip into a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Step 5

Cut apples and pears into wedges. Set the bowl of dip in the center of the serving platter and arrange the fruit wedges around the bowl. Add ginger snap cookies to the platter if desired.

Step 6

Refrigerate leftover dip for up to two days.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 block of cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1 15-oz. can of pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Serving bowl
  • Serving platter
  • Apples and Pears
  • Gingersnap cookies
  • Lemon juice (optional)


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Keywords: pumpkin fruit dip, cream cheese dip, healthy fruit dip

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Jennifer Loucks has over 10 years of experience as a former technical writer for a software development company in Wisconsin. Her writing experience includes creating software documentation and help documents for clients and staff along with training curriculum. Loucks holds a Bachelor of Science major from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls specializing in animal science and business.