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This is the fifth recipe in our Pumpkin Series this week. We have more great pumpkin recipes coming, so check back -- and enjoy this recipe for a great fall dip!
I can't tell you how happy I am the pumpkin shortage is over. As soon as I heard that supplies were running low last year, I went out and bought as much as I could. I may have single handedly caused the shortage. Sorry. Guess who still has tons of cans leftover in their pantry? Yep, me. You would think that having nine other siblings growing up I would have learned to share. The exact opposite quality was cultivated. It taught me to get as much of whatever is available at the time and hoard it like there's no tomorrow. Cookies, brownies, pumpkin...you name it.
Hi, I'm Christy and I'm a hoarder.
Since I had pumpkin coming out of my ears, I baked pumpkin goodies like crazy least year for my friends and family. I seriously made probably thirty pumpkin recipes last fall and by the time Thanksgiving was over I never wanted to see pumpkin again. Ever. Well time does really heal all things, so now I am back to all things pumpkin. Although this year I did promise myself I wouldn't make anything pumpkin until after October 1st so I didn't burn myself out. Moderation's never been my thing. The name "The Girl Who Ate Everything" isn't earned from exuding self control.
If you like pumpkin pie, you will love this Pumpkin Pie Dip. Last year, in my pumpkin madness, I made a couple of pumpkin dips but this one by far exceeds those. It has a creamy texture and just enough spices so that they aren't overpowering. It was so good that my husband was following me around the house trying to steal a bite as I was trying to snap a picture of it. When eaten with cinnamon graham crackers, it tastes just like pumpkin pie!
If you really want to go the extra mile, hollow out a pumpkin to serve the dip in. Otherwise just use a cute Halloween bowl and serve with green apples, cinnamon graham crackers or gingersnaps.