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Recipe: Pumpkin cream cheese dip or spread

Serves 12

Medically reviewed on Oct 14, 2017

Dietitian Tip

This light dessert or snack stands in nicely for calorie-rich pumpkin pie. You can also use it as a spread for bagels.


  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup of canned pumpkin (unsweetened, unsalted)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Serve with:

6 apples sliced


Mix all ingredients for the spread together in a mixing bowl by hand or with an electric mixer (medium speed). Serve with apple slices for dipping.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving SizeAbout 3 tablespoons dip and half an apple
Carbohydrate16 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein2 g
Sodium69 mg
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Total Fat3 g

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