Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip


Hey friends!

After a crazy day of flight delays, bad weather and lost bags {all 5 of them, car seats included}, we finally FINALLY made it to my parents’ place in Canada. It’s amazing how distance makes the heart grow fonder.

The weather here has been nearly perfect {high 70’s to low 80’s!!} and we have thoroughly been enjoying the extra love and help to keep all three of our children well taken care of! Some might even say ‘spoiled’ but, these are the grandparents we hardly ever get to see because they are just SO far away, so I say spoil away!

We’re going to head to butterfly exhibits, RCMP horse stables, museums, Parliament, apple orchards, new shopping outlets, and more!

And, we’re going to have a FEAST for Canadian Thanksgiving in the next few days, eating lots of turkey, rice stuffing {a family tradition}, and my mom’s ever-popular pumpkin pie.

Oh my heavens, it is so much fun being home. {See Snapchat for proof.}

AND! I just so happened to get a notice in the mail at my parents house summoning me to jury duty. What are the odds it would show up the week I’m here?! So funny.

Anyways, I thought I would quickly post this sweet recipe that I made a few weeks ago that my kids DEVOURED. Like, licked-the-bowl-clean-devoured.

This is one of those “oh crap, I need to bring a snack to this Fall-themed party and I don’t know what to make” recipes. You can throw this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip together under 15 minutes with things you have on hand in your fridge. All simple stuff with very simple directions. It’s perfect for the entire month of October and most of November 🙂 Serve with any cookies or sweet treats on the side. It’s simply divine.

ANYWAYS, have a wonderful weekend and Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Lucky us, we get two Thanksgivings this year!!

Printable recipe below 🙂


Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

Yield: 8-10 servings

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  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-3.4oz. box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • dipping cookies: graham crackers, gingersnaps, thin OREOS, etc.


  1. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla, instant vanilla pudding, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and heavy cream. Whip until completely smooth and thickened. Scrape the sides and mix again briefly to ensure everything is thoroughly stirred. Pour into a large mixing bowl and serve with any sort of cookie.



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  1. Enjoy your visit here in the nation’s capital! My parents are visiting me and we took in some of the sites you mentioned earlier this week. It’s been a fantastic week weather-wise for visitors. I think I might just make this dip for our thanksgiving dinner!

  2. Sounds like you have a whole lot of fun planned ahead! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
    Just a question though: the 1 cup of pumpkin, is it pumpkin puree or fresh pumpkin?

  3. How long can this be left out?is there a rule I am missing? Lol. Would it be good on cinnamon rolls? Looks relish.

  4. I am trying to use the recipe index and it does not work like any other recipe site. It is not working at all unless I am doing something wrong? I check mark breakfast and hit Search but it does not pull up anything. Please explain how to use your website?

  5. Thank you for this tasteful creation ! Happy cooking !

  6. I modified this by using:
    1-3.4oz. box SUGAR Free instant vanilla pudding; &
    1/3 cup stevia, instead of brown sugar.

    It was so amazing… Thank you for your recipe. I can imagine how decadent and lovely the full sugar version is.

    • Great idea adapting it to be sugar free!

  7. Made this for an office party and everyone loved it. I loved it because it was SO EASY to whip up. Thanks for some really great recipes.

  8. I have made this time & time again and it is always a huge hit, especially if I make homemade gingerbread cookies! True winner! New

  9. Made this at Thanksgiving time and will be making it again for Christmas! So easy and delicious. Really hits the sweet spot and is really good with apples slices too. (my grandsons favorite way).

  10. I tried this at a party once, and couldn’t figure out the recipe. I just happened to see this and wow! YUMMY! I love it! Nice alternative to other sweet dips. This is very good.

  11. His looks so easy and delicious. I had plans to make all sorts of desserts for your blog this year, but my place has been supplanted by my sister making all the desserts (and I’m trying to avoid the situation that we had last year where we had the number of desserts outnumber the number of people 😕).

    This one is definitely going to have to be made this year though.