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Pumpkin Dip: Completely Unrelated to All Things Brewhouse, But Worth Sharing

Mom and Dad are going to a dear friend’s house for Thanksgiving and even though the friends are doing all the cooking, Mom doesn’t want to arrive empty handed.  This I have found to be a simple, festive, seasonal, healthy appetizer that guests can’t help but to scarf down.  Came across it in Cooking Light October 2003.  It was sent in by Lynne Bouton of Roswell, GA
Pumpkin Dip
3/4 cup (6 ounces) 1/3 less-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
24 apple slices
Place first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.  Add syrup and cinnamon and beat until smooth.  Cover and chill 30 minutes.  Serve with apple slices.
I have experimented enough times to know that the measurements given are merely a starting point.  I usually double the pumpkin, lighten the sugar and add maple syrup to taste.  It is a difficult recipe to screw up so, throw caution to the wind and go for it.
Servings and calories for the basic recipe: 
    serving size: 2 tablespoons of dip and 2 apple slices
    calories 107 (27% from fat)
    fat 3.2g (sat 2g, mono 0.9g, poly 0.1g)
    protein 2g
    carb 18.3g
    fiber 1.4g
    cholesterol 10mg
    iron 1mg
    sodium 87mg
    calcium  35mg  

5 responses

  1. Mom Cat

    Thanks for the recipe…..made it for an 80th birthday party that i’m going to this afternoon. I’ll let you know the results.

    Keep writing as I look forward to your Blog everyday. 🙂

    November 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

  2. Mom Cat

    I am back from the 80th birthday party, and the Pumpkin Dip was a huge hit. Four people asked if they could have the recipe.
    One woman doesn’t like pumpkin, but she was amazed how delicious it tasted with the apples, and wanted the recipe too.

    Thanks for sharing. I am also going to make it for a social meeting I am attending Monday evening.

    November 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    • Momma Mo

      This was a great surprise today. I am so excited to whip this recipe together.
      Thx girl, Monique

      November 22, 2010 at 11:47 am

  3. Momma Mo

    Oops! I commented in the wrong place.

    This is a great surprise to see today. I am so exited to whip this recipe together.
    Thanks gir!!
    ❤ Monique

    November 22, 2010 at 11:51 am

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