Halloween is almost here, so it’s time to break out a Kitchen Mischief Klassic — Pumpkin Dip!
I have to admit, I did not develop this recipe. The good foodies over at Southern Living get credit for that. But of course I mischieffed it up a little bit. You know I am INCAPABLE of following a recipe to the letter. ;)
Here’s what you need and how to do it.
• 1 box of cream cheese, softened
• 1 ½ to 2 cups powdered sugar
• 1 (15-ounce) canned pumpkin
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 tsp ground ginger
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• ½ tsp ground clove
• the tiniest dash of fine salt
• 1 pie pumpkin (optional)
• serve with ginger snaps
The most important thing is to start with super-soft cream cheese. Mix it together with your powdered sugar, get it nice and smooth, then add your pumpkin.
NOTE: If you try to blend cold cream cheese and canned pumpkin together, the cream cheese will pebble up, yielding you a dip that resembles orange cottage cheese [sound of Josh dry heaving into trash can]. Avoid this mischief at all costs!
Finish it by seasoning to taste. I like mine nice and spicy, and not too sweet. You can also add honey, maple syrup or agave nectar — just watch your consistency. You don’t want sweet pumpkin soup. ;)
Now, you can always just serve this in a bowl and be done with it. But why do that when you can serve it in a super-cute hollowed-out pie pumpkin? Not only is this adorable, but it makes it clear to your guests that they are not eating hummus.
If you’d like to taste this cute deliciousness in person, stop by Boo Gurl X this weekend! It’s our final Boo, and it’s going to be a blast!
Happy Halloween — get into some mischief, why don’t cha? ;)
Boo Gurl X Info:
Home of Lane Snider: 5721 10th Avenue South, Birmingham (Crestwood); 8-until!
Join us as we celebrate 10 years of Boo Gurl. Boo Gurl X promises to be the best of the BOO. So, put on your creativity smock and come up with a great costume. Funny, Scary, Sexy, Dirty, Political, topical… you choose, but make it good. Hosted by Ray Hydrick, Matthew Warren, Lane Snider, Josh Miller, David Brothers and Vicky Carstens and Jamie Hodge.