Lightened Up Pumpkin Dip: Kid Friendly

Yay, it’s October, so let’s get cooking with pumpkin! Pumpkin is one of the most nutritious fruits, packed with disease-fighting nutrients such as alpha and beta-carotene, fiber, Vitamins C and E, potassium and magnesium. The carotenes found in pumpkin are potent with antioxidants, which promote healthy vision, ensures proper immune function and slows the aging process. My three kids love this dip as much as adults so you may want to make extra. Serve it with apples, pears, gingersnaps or graham crackers for an appetizer or healthy snack. It’s always perfect to make during Thanksgiving or Christmas too!


Lightened Up Pumpkin Dip

Prep Times:

15 minutes


Makes 21/2 cups


1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Fruit skewers, sliced apples, sliced pears, gingersnaps


1. Beat cream cheese, pumpkin and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Add maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg; beat until smooth. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes. Serve with fruit skewers, apples, pears, and gingersnaps.

14 thoughts on “Lightened Up Pumpkin Dip: Kid Friendly”

  1. Just saw it on FG! It looks wonderful and your kids are lucky to have a great mama making them things like this! I made a pumpkin dip sort of like this last year but it wasn’t quite as light. It sure tasted good though 🙂

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