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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cooking With Carol and Webb City Farmers Market: Pumpkin Dip

It's that time of year, again! Harvest parties, Thanksgiving dinners, and various other gatherings. You might be invited to several of these gatherings.You may be at a loss for time, and/or ideas. An old standby that I like to make that is inexpensive, fast and easy to prepare, and is always popular with guests and friends. I'm talking about a pumpkin dip. 

With the winter market hours at the Webb City Farmers Market in full swing, market manager Eileen Nichols asked me if I would be interested in demonstration some fall or winter recipes. I thought the pumpkin dip would be the perfect recipe. I will be at the market, this Saturday, November 8 from 9am to 12pm. 

I also had the pleasure of joining Carol Parker on "Cooking With Carol", today, on Living Well on KSN16. Here is the segment:

This is a very basic recipe, and is great served alongside gingersnaps and graham crackers. Be sure to have the cream cheese softened, to facilitate a smoother, creamier consistency.

Pumpkin Dip
8oz. cream cheese, softened
2 C. powdered sugar
15oz. can solid pack pumpkin (pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix)
1 Tblsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tblsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. frozen orange juice concentrate

1.  In a medium bowl, cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar together, until smooth. 

2.  Gradually add the pumpkin. 

3.  Stir in the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and orange juice concentrate, until smooth and well      incorporated. 

4.  Place into serving vessel and chill before serving, at least one hour. 

5.  Serve with graham crackers, gingersnaps, and/or any other item you would prefer. 

Makes approximately 4 Cups of dip.

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy! Going to have to try it out this for Thanksgiving!