An excellent appetizer for the holidays! Serve with ginger snaps. MMMMM!
An excellent appetizer for the holidays! Serve with ginger snaps. MMMMM!
I have a problem with the cream cheese being lumpy every time I make this. I finally solved my problem. I microwaved the cream cheese just to barely warm. I cut the sugar back to 1 cup and I didn't add the OJ. It was very good and not too sugary.Read More
I have a problem with the cream cheese being lumpy every time I make this. I finally solved my problem. I microwaved the cream cheese just to barely warm. I cut the sugar back to 1 cup and I didn't add the OJ. It was very good and not too sugary.
This was great served with graham crackers, ginger snaps, vanilla wafers and apple wedges.
Excellent! If I made it again, I would substitute 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, nutmeg and/or cloves for the pumpkin pie spice since the dip seemed to have a little too much cinnamon (my pie spice was mostly cinnamon.) I chilled it for a few hours before I served it in a hollow pumpkin shell and it was a hit!
My little sister put me onto this. It's wonderful. I used whipped cream cheese because I had some on hand that I needed to use up. Since cream cheese is sold by weight, not by volume, I figured it wouldn't make much difference whether it was whipped or not, except that the whipped kind is much easier to stir.
Here's another tip: Hollow out a small pumpkin and use it to serve the dip in! It will be a bigger hit! Little kids & big kids will love it! -Melissa Young
Made if for a Halloween Party on Saturday night. The adults loved it. At first, the kids (mostly 6 yr old.) turned their nose up at it until they saw my son eating it, then they had to try it and loved it. I brought the cream cheese to room tempature and sifted the powdered sugar before adding it. I used a mixer and had no problems with lumping when I added the pumpkin. Thanks Sue for sharing this wonderful recipe with the rest of us!
Delicious- but don't expect it to be pretty. My cream cheese was as softened as it could be before I commenced to mixing. I beat it to death with my mixer and still there were tiny lumps of cream cheese through out. Oh well. It sure tastes good with ginger snaps and apple slices- or just by the spoonfull!
This is wonderful! I took someone's suggestion and served it in a hollowed-out sugar pumpkin. It got rave reviews at an office party and many, many requests for the recipe. Also- a few complained about the "lumps" of the cream cheese. I let it mix in the mixer for about 5 minutes to beat out any lumps-- it was very smooth and creamy!
This was a great recipe! It is an excellent presentation if you put the dip inside a scooped mini pumpkin. People are more inclined to try it with such an interesting presentation. Everyone loved it!
This is one of my fall "go to's" because it's stuff I usually have on hand and it looks great served in a little hollowed out pumpkin. I follow the recipe, though I leave out the OJ and add a dash of vanilla extract. I usually don't have PP Spice, so I'll add double cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg when I'm out to compensate. I serve w/Granny Smith apple slices, gingersnaps, and Nilla Wafers. Thanks for a great fall staple!
Excellent! I read the other reviews regarding the cream cheese lumps. Here's an idea that worked for me: I softened the cream cheese completely at room temp., and then I microwaved the cream cheese at 50% for 30 seconds. It was very soft and smooth, (and didn't melt in the microwave or get hot)-- no lumps in the dip. This is a really great recipe, very simple and very tasty.
Such a great addition to any Fall party! I used 1 cup confectioner's sugar, instead of two, and that was perfect. Added some allspice as well. Make sure to allow the dip to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours prior to serving. It will bring out the flavors significantly. I wasn't in love prior to sticking it in the fridge, but it was so good afterwards! Also, it tastes much better when dipped with something a little savory/salty- such as pretzels. I have a major sweet tooth and even I thought using graham crackers was too sweet. Will be making again for Thanksgiving. Thank you!
Everybody was crowding around this dip, I served it with gingersnaps and oatmeal cookies. I also scooped out the inside of a small pumpkin and lined it with saranwrap and filled the pumpkin with the dip. it made a great display and i was quite the popular one! * just made this for a church event and we found new use for this dip - put it in your coffee with creamer . . . tastes just like a pumpkin spice latte!!!
Excellent dip! I took this to a party and everyone raved. Instead of pumpkin pie spice (which I didn't have), I used 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cloves and a dash of nutmeg. I served this in a hollowed out pumpkin with gingersnaps and vanilla wafers. Yum!
I needed a quick dessert to take to an office Halloween party. I decided to try this one based on the reviews. I'm glad I did!! On the first taste I heard oohs and ahs, followed by demands for the recipe. I served it in a small sugar pumpkin (like in the photo) placed in one corner of a plate with the lid propped up on the side, surrounded with Trader Joe's ginger snaps, small vanilla wafers, and apple slices. TIPS: (1) Let the cream cheese set out to soften. (2) Beat the cream cheese with BOTH beaters of an electric mixer, and continue beating after the addition of each ingredient. This produced a smooth, lump-free consistency. (3) Use FRESH spices. I used a brand-new jar of Pumpkin Pie Spice from Trader Joe's. (4) Make it the day ahead to allow time for the spices to blend -- trust me, I tasted it when I made it but it was even better the next day.
This dip is creamy and delicious. The only change I made was to add fresh apple cider instead of the oj concentrate, cause that is what I had in the fridge, which was delish. I had no problems with lumpy cream cheese (like other reviewers) but I let it get completely soft before I began the recipe. I am making this to take to a Halloween themed dinner next week and plan on cutting back the cinnamon to 1 teaspoon, I thought it was a bit overpowering. The dippers I am bringing are: Ginger snaps, Honey Crisp apples, Pretzel Rods, Strawberries, and Graham Crackers.
The taste was really good but it was too sweet for my tastes.
Absolutely delicious!! This recipe is requested at fall family gatherings.
Delicious!! Brought this to a Literary Costume party for our homeschool group - it was a huge hit!! Thank you!
Wow thats a lot of sugar. I only did 1.5 cups of sugar, but I'll probably cut back next time I make it. It tasted great right after it was made. Another review suggested putting it in coffee, I can see why!
Everyone loved this recipe! I took it to a Halloween party and tried it with homemade gingersnaps. I served it again as an appetizer on Thanksgiving. I purchased bagels, cut them into discs and buttered them and then sprinkled them with cinnamon and a little sugar then toasted them until they were heated and just slightly crispy. The bowl was emptied out! Graham cracker sticks work great also for a quick assembly. The toasted bagels remain my favorite combination!
This unique desert dip was a sinch to make and even my extremely picky sister loved it. Some quests will be afraid to try it becuase it isn't pretty, but that will just leave more for you! Try it! It's easy and SO good!
Delicious! I have found a new favorite! I served this with sliced apple, cut up carrot and gingersnaps. I found that chilling the pumpkin dip for 24 hours helped thickened it up a bit. I thought it still might be a little too thin, but everyone at work said it was perfect! I think I will used grated orange zest next time versus orange juice concentrate. Thanks, Sue, for a great recipe!
I've been making this recipe for years - love it! I have never bothered adding the OJ. Make sure you buy at least two boxes of ginger snaps or other graham cracker cookies!
I thought the cream cheese was going to come through a little more on this. It still was good, but that is why I am only giving it four stars. If I make it again I might adjust the ratio of cream cheese at little. I think the o.j. really helps cut the sweetness of it. I stirred the leftover into low-fat vanilla ice cream for instant pumpkin-pie ice cream! Yum!
This dip is on the right track, but I felt like it needed some adjusting. I used only about 1.5 cups of the powdered sugar and felt it could have been tangier and creamier, so I'd probably up the cream cheese next time. I also felt like there was a grittiness from 2 tbsp of spices, so I'd cut back on that next time too. Probably just use the pumpkin pie spice and not add the cinnamon. I just finished dipping an entire apple's worth of apple slices in it and it is addicting!
This was such a big hit with my guests!! I served it with ginger snaps and graham cracker sticks. I only used 1 1/2 cups of sugar and was very glad I did as it was just sweet enough. I will be making it again at Christmas.
Made this as a Thanksgiving appetizer a few years ago for my somewhat picky family. Once I convinced a few people to try "that orange stuff", they ate it all up, and ask for it every year! Served it with molasses cookies and apple slices. I normally leave out the OJ, and add the spices "to taste", depending on how old they are.
Instead of pie spice I used a tsp each of nutmeg, allspice & cloves. Everyone loved it with apples & graham crackers.
I had this at supper club, and I made it for a party at my sisters, and for thanksgiving. Everyone raved about it. I let the cream cheese come to room temp and sifted the powedered sugar and beat with mixer, no lumps. Served with wedged apples, pears and ginger snaps. Easy.
This dip is a winner everywhere I have taken it. I love this time of year because I look forward to making it for friends and family!
I served this at a Halloween party, and several people asked for the recipe! It was a hit!
This recipe is wonderful. It is like eating creamy pumpkin pie. I had it with apple slices and Teddy Grahams. I found that the Teddy Grahams were a little too sweet with it but the apples were fantastic. I made this for a dinner party and everyone raved about it.
LOVE!!! Huge hit at my party! I used about 1 cup of sugar, no cinnamon and no OJ. I served it with apples and cinnamon pita chips! Would definitely make again!
this was a fantastic dip, everyone raved about it. i happened to omit the orange juice, and it still worked perfectly.
Like eating mini pumpkin pies when you dip in graham cracker sticks! So simple to make and tastes like a million bucks. You WILL be asked for the recipe!
I made this for a Thanksgiving appetizer and I got quite a few compliments on it. It was nice to offer something original like this. So good!
Served as an appetizer for Thanksgiving with gingersnaps. It was a hit!
I used orage juice instead of concentrate. It made a huge amount.
I was THE talk of a holiday potluck!! I served this in a hollowed out pie pumpkin (I lined it with saran wrap). I served it with sliced apples and ginger snaps. I would ask people what they preferred and the apples won! Everyone wanted the recipe- one guy even called his voice mail and had me recite the recipe! Definitely the hit of the night. If you want to stand out- this is the winner!
Everyone at my office Chistmas party LOVED this with gingersnaps!! It did not last long! Thanks, great recipe!
OMG i made this for a get together of all my aunts and female cos. they are fussy healthy eaters and this WENT sooo fast! we ran out of things to dip and spoons were requested. this is now one of my top items to make!!
I eliminated the frozen OJ, and it was fine. If you don't have time to soften the cream cheese, use your food processor or blender, it comes out perfectly smooth. I made it for the kids at a holiday party, but the adults liked it even better!
tastes just fine w/o the OJ concentrate, too.
This was just a downright cool recipe. I accidently didn't put enough sugar in it the first time I made it and put the correct amount in the second time and it made a world of difference! I served it with ginger snaps and vanilla wafers as others had suggested. I have a VERY picky family and almost everyone had said they liked it. Even my husband who doesn't like pumpkin said it was good. I enjoyed it and thought it was a good idea for an appetizer. Will def. make again for a fall/winter get together!
Loved this & even better with Kelloggs Keebler Scooby snacks to dip with, as they do not leave debri in the dip bowl after dipping like graham crackers do.
Very good, however it makes a lot. Served with green apples. Will use this recipe during fall gatherings.
I love this recipe, I make it everytime I get the chance. Everyone always asks me for the recipe! Wonderful with apple slices as well as the ginger snaps (the apples always go first!). Can make with reduced fat CC and can't tell the difference.
I made this for a party and everyone loved it. I didn't have any orange juice concentrate so I used 1 teaspoon of apple cider. It came out perfect.
Absolutely delicious! It definitely makes alot but is absolutely wonderful. My family and I like our pumpkin dip with a bit more spice but it's delicious by the recipe!
Excellent!!!! My family loved it!!!
sweet like pie-great with gingersnaps
I made this for a fundraiser that my winery is sponsoring and what a hit! I used other's suggestions by cutting the sugar down to 1 cup, subbing 1/4 t vanilla extract for the OJ concentrate, and cutting the cinnamon to 1/4 t. I also microwaved the room temp cheese on 50% power for 1 minute which eliminated the lumpiness. Delicious!
This dip was awesome!!!! Everyone loved it! I had no problem with chunks i let the cream cheese sit out to soften up and added the sugar slowly...i only did about a cup and a half of the sugar.
I loved this stuff! Great with gingersnaps :-) Wouldn't change a thing.
The flavor of this recipe is nice. The only problem I had was with the cream cheese. It was hard mixing it into the pumpkin mix. It came out a little lumpy, even though the cream cheese was softened. However, the taste was extraordinary. I will make this again.
I only used 1 cup of the powdered sugar. I didn't have orange juice or pumpkin pie spice on hand. I used 1 tsp of vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I was a hit at work. I served with red and granny smith apple slices, gingersnaps, and cinnamon graham crackers. The granny smith apples were the best!
I found this very easy to make. I added the orange juice to the cream cheese mixture before I added the powdered sugar. I didn't have a problem with lumps. I wasn't too fond of the taste, but my husband liked it. Everyone was afraid to try it at Thanksgiving dinner.
Tastes great and waaaaay easier to make than pumpkin pie! I've tried both this recipe and the pumpkin fluff dip. Personally, I prefer this recipe....the cream cheese tastes so good with the pumpkin! Went well with graham cracker sticks and vanilla wafers.
For all the low carbers out there coconut sugar is a great alternative in this recipe. We only used 1 cup and it still tasted great plus it is full of nutrients. My kids eat it with whole grain crackers but I think apples or dehydrated fruit would be good too. I have made this for myself and make parfaits out of it using a homemade granola out of nuts instead of grains and whipped coconut fat from a can for a lowfat alternative. This could easily be turned into a paleo diet by substituting the cream cheese. Who says healthy has to be boring?
Great Thanksgiving dip for snacking on!
This was amazingly delicious! I made this twice. The first time I forgot to add the spices but it was still delicious. I tried it with cinnamon and sugar graham crackers- I thought the crackers were a little too sweet for the dip. But green apples and bread tasted great with it! The 2nd time, I got the spice but didn't have enough confectioners sugar and added regular sugar. Since I made the pumpkin puree fresh (it was still warm) I think the regular sugar melted and worked just as well. I brought the 2nd batch to Thanksgiving dinner and that was a great hit as well. This time I brought the apples and ginger snaps. I definitely recommend the green apples. The ginger snaps were again a lil on the sweet side. Everyone was raving about it all night. What a delightful surprise it was :) Thanks for posting this!
Delicious with ginger snaps!
The dip was good. Not many people at my Thanksgiving dinner ate it although I liked it. I didnt have any problems with lumpy cream cheese because I brought it to room temp. first.
tip: let the cream cheese sit out and soften for 30-45min and it blends easily at medium speed. great recipe! the o.j. is key! and i like to add extra cinnamon.
This is ok if you're a pumpkin lover. I think it would taste better with more sugar and cream cheese or less pumpkin. I would add less cinnamon. I served with gingersnaps and vanilla wafer cookies.
I have to have at least 3-4 copies of this recipe anytime I serve this dip - and it's a standing request that I bring it to any fall social event! It's great as is, but of course, I made a couple of very slight changes. I've found the cream cheese in the tub blends a lot smoother and quicker than the block. I also use 2 tablespoons of orange marmalade, instead of the juice concentrate. It still gives it a great orange flavor, and I love the additional texture. DO refrigerate overnight to really bring out the flavors!! This dip was MADE for gingersnaps!!
Big hit at my office Thanksgiving luncheon. Very tasty. Kids still a little skeptical, but they keep coming back for another taste.
Awesome. Made it for a holiday party and people went nuts. I omitted the orange juice because I didn't have it but it turned out good anyway.
Serve this fantastic dip with Grandmas Gingersnaps (dont buy them at the store), what an outstanding dessert or gift.
I thought it was just okay but my family LOVED it! I have to add that I am not much of a pumpkin fan so that's a bit of bias on my part. We served it with graham crackers on Thanksgiving.
Served over diced pears. Everyone raved!
Wow!!! I made this dip for the first time and it was soooo easy:) I'm planning on taking it work to share with my co-workers. I made homemade gingersnap cookies and I'll be serving with green apple slices also. The only thing I changed was I used 1 cup of confectioner's sugar and 1 cup of splenda. I also forgot the orange juice but it turned out great anyway. I will definitely be making this again over the holiday season
The cream cheese was lumpy and it was too sweet. I usually love pumpkin dishes, but this didn't work for me. If I make it again, I would reduce the amount of sugar.
This is awesome!!! I left the cream cheem out until it was room temerature, and I had no problems with lumps. I did use the Kitchenaid to mix. Perfect the way it is!! Thanks Sue
I'm giving this 5 stars because it is yummy AND crazy easy. Everybody who tried it loved it - including my picky 2 year old.
It's fast, easy and delicious. I serve it with the cinnamon graham cracker sticks. It's always a big hit, and everyone asks for the recipe.
I make this every year! So yummy!!!
This was absolutely perfect! I did not add the orange juice and it was awesome! One of my favorite parts of fall!
Had this at Thanksgiving and it was pretty good. I used fresh pumpkin so the texture was a little strange and I think that scared some people off. Not sure if I'll make it again, but will use canned pumpkin next time.
A little on the runny side.
What a wonderful way to enjoy pumpkin. The recipe is easy and quick to make and everyone, even the fuzzy ones, loved it. Now it comes to all get togethers. Thank you Sue.
Was good and easy. Even my kids liked it.
Wasn't well received at the party I brought it to. Most everyone said the seasonings were too strong. I followed the recipe exactly. I think I would omit the cinnamon next time, as that is also a main ingredient of the pumpkin pie spice.
Love it! Guests ask for the recipe and ask me to make more.
Brought this to a Fall themed bridal shower at work. Served in in a sugar pumpkin with saran wrap protecting it from the pumpkin. Everyone raved about it, esp. with the ginger snaps -- I liked it better with apples. There was some left over...I'd probably half the recipe next time. No problems with cream cheese lumps. Did microwave it on 50 for a few seconds, though.
I made this for a party and served it with vanilla wafers and cinnimon graham crackers. I forgot to add the orange juice, but it was still great! It doesn't look too appetizing because of it's color, but boy does it taste good!
Super delicious. I would recommend making/getting made from scratch gingersnaps vs. the boxed kind. The softness of the cookie/dip go well together.
This is so yummy! I didn't have pumpkin pie spice, so I added a little ginger, nutmeg and ground clove along with the cinnamon. I served it with Cinnamon Graham Cracker Sticks and sliced apples.
Great recipe. Everyone loved it. Thanks!!!!
Gross! This went practically untouched.
This is so delicious! I always have everyone asking me for the recipe when I make this. Our favorite items to dip are granny smith apple slices and ginger snaps. Yum!
Delicious--it tastes just like pumpkin pie filling! I served with sliced pears and it was a big hit!
Delicious. I am not a huge pumpkin fan. This is delicious. Instead of using the pumpkin and spices, I just got a can of Libby's pumpkin pie mix and omitted the spices. I also used some orange juice instead of concentrate. It turned out great. It wasn't too sweet with almost 2c of powedered sugar. I liked it very much.
I added 1 tablespoon ground ginger and used regular orange juice instead of frozen. Everybody loved this! Next time I'll make the cookies instead of using store bought!
I made this at Thanksgiving for the kids to snack on before dinner and they loved it. I had both the apples and ginger snaps but the apples won!
I served this with other desserts for Christmas Eve and everyone enjoyed it.
It was very good. Got lots of compliments. i would probably cut down the pumpkin pie spice a little next time though. Great fall dip.