Friday, October 7, 2011

Pumpkin Recipe #1 - Pumpkin Spread

The page of the calendar has turned yet again...September has passed, and October and all it's beauty has arrived.  As we did last month, Take Six will be posting a yummy recipe each Friday of the month.  I'm sure you can guess what common ingredient will be in October's recipes...PUMPKIN, of course!!!

There are so many delicious pumpkin recipes that it will be hard to choose only four.  But we will give it a try.  If you have a super yummy pumpkin recipe, please feel free to share it with everyone in the comment section.  We love getting new recipes!!

Pumpkin Spread

1 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1/2 C canned pumpkin
1/4 C sugar
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice* (see below)
1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat all ingredients in a mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to  24 hours.  Makes 1 - 1/2 cups.

* Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground allspice OR ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Stir to blend...makes 1 tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice

This spread/dip is amazingly yummy!!  I've chosen to spread this on ginger snaps today...but imagine how good it would taste on a freshly toasted bagel on a cool morning.   Hubby loves it on bagels.  It is awesome as a fruit dip as well!!  The possibilities are endless.  You could even just eat it with a spoon if you so desired...not that I would personally know anything about that, of course!!

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn"   
                                           - Elizabeth Lawrence



  1. Yummy yum yum, Tanya. I would love this on a cinnamon raisin bagel! xo

  2. Well, I love anything pumpkin and I love gingersnaps, so I know that I'd love this spread. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. I just made some of that today, after finding the recipe on a different blog. But I couldn't believe, when shopping last week, that every store in my area is out of pumpkin pie spice, and none of them carry ground cloves, so I had to get out the mortar and pestle and grind it up myself. Totally worth it though!

  4. Have to make this!!! Mmmmmm!!!

  5. Gonna give this a try this Monday night when Ladies Bible Study is at my house. Looks so good and a nice different snack idea.


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