To ease the transition of summer into fall, this week's recipe takes something that's about to come into season -- pumpkins -- and mix it with the season's best fruit: apple slices.
Or...serve it with ginger snaps or vanilla wafers.
Sweet pumpkin dip comes from verybestbaking.com and takes only 5 minutes to make. Hollow out a little pumpkin to serve it in if you're feeling especially Martha Stewart-ish.
Sweet Pumpkin Dip
- 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
- 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
Beat cream cheese and pumpkin in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add sugar, cinnamon and ginger; mix thoroughly. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.
NOTE: For a lower-fat version of this recipe, substitute light cream cheese (Neufchâtel) for cream cheese.