Pumpkin Pie Dip: Naughty and Nice

Whichever direction you decide to go, naughty or nice, this pumpkin pie dip is an absolute hit! And it’s so simple to make! 


This is gooooood stuff. I promised you something delicious that you could making with your homemade pumpkin pie spice, and here it is!

I made two versions of this pumpkin pie dip: Naughty and Nice. Or you could call them amazing and amazing. I can’t even choose a favorite, I really like how they both turned out. I made the first one. And then added dark rum. Dark rum makes everything better: popcorn, caramel, and bad days.

If you don’t like dark rum, or don’t want to include alcohol (there isn’t much in it but it isn’t cooked out in this recipe), you’ll still love the “nice” version. In fact, I think I might prefer that version. I really can’t decide. I better go give them another taste….



*licks fingers*



Yup. Both amazing. Can’t decide.

Here are some dipping suggestions:

  • sliced apples
  • graham crackers or graham cracker sticks
  • animal crackers
  • gingersnap cookies
  • fingers
  • large spoons
Make this pumpkin pie dip for your fall parties! Better yet, make it right now. Then you don’t have to share.

Pumpkin Pie Dip: Naughty and Nice

Whichever direction you decide to go, naughty or nice, this pumpkin pie dip is an absolute hit! And it’s so simple to make! Recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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  • 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened (I used reduced fat)
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée (canned)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum (optional for “naughty” version)


  1. Using an electric mixer, blend together cream cheese, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, rum (optional) and vanilla until smooth.
  2. One cup at a time, add in powdered sugar and blend until smooth, scraping down sides of the bowl with a rubber scraper.
  3. Store in refrigerator and serve with animal crackers, graham crackers, gingersnaps or sliced apples. I garnished mine with a little extra pumpkin pie spice, which is optional.
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Verdict: A little too good. I’m sure I could eat this off a spoon. The “nice” version tastes just like pumpkin pie, and the “naughty” version? Well, you can definitely taste the rum–and that is a good thing. Dark rum always brings back fond memories of our Jamaican honeymoon.
Husband’s take: “Good is an understatement.”
Changes I would make: Double, triple, quadruple batch?
Difficulty: Easy!

Whichever direction you decide to go, naughty or nice, this pumpkin pie dip is an absolute hit! And it's so simple to make! Recipe on RachelCooks.com!
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  4. My 11 year old made this tonight and she was SO excited to serve it to us all. She was very upset when it came out entirely too sweet. We all felt it had just a but too much sugar. She of course made the nice version so maybe the rum would cut the sweetness.

  5. Made the naughty version. Very yummy! Like pumpkin icing! Taking it to a party tonight!

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  7. Yum!!!! I can’t wait to give this a try too!

  8. My shoveling methods of choice: fingers. Large spoons. No questions asked.

    So many helpful ways to use up this can o’ pumpkin in my cabinet!! Can’t wait to make this one. :)

  9. Oh my goodness I think I’m in love. These dips looks soooo insanely good! :) Love the naughty version!

  10. Oh, this dip does just look wicked! I’m hosting a bridal shower soon and you may have just added something to my menu.

  11. I always make this dip (the nice version) for our young trick-or-treaters! I have a friend that passed this recipe on to me years ago … you’re so right! It’s delish!

  12. This sounds so unique and delicious. It would be wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  13. Great idea of dips. Both seem to be awesome. I have to admit a little preference for the nice one.

  14. What a great idea! Perfect for the upcoming holiday parties.

  15. Yum! Dark rum is definitely a good addition. I had a pumpkin pie with various liqueurs in it for the first time last year, and it was the absolute best pumpkin pie I have ever had in my life!

  16. I’ve made a dip similar to this with cream cheese, peanut butter, and brown sugar. I love the idea of adding pumpkin and the dark rum! Yummy!

  17. I’ll go with both versions please!! Love this dip idea :)

  18. Looks awesome!! Dark rum always reminds me of our trips to Jamaica too :)

  19. That looks seriously good. I mean really – why haven’t I tried this before? I LOVE anything with pumpkin and what’s not to love about rum? Thanks for the great idea!

  20. I love the idea of a sweet dip!! And both versions look amazing. I totally agree with you about dark rum making pretty much everything better :-)

  21. This sounds like a great snack for my little girl with apple slices. Yum!

  22. All I can say is “YUM!” I have all the ingredients for this in my kitchen (minus the rum) so I’m going to spend the next few minutes fighting the urge to go make this for breakfast!

  23. This is a great idea and I think I’m going to blame you for the next few pounds I’m going to gain. :)

  24. That dip looks fantastic. I cannot wait to try it – pinning it right now! :)

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