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

Yellow pumpkin colored dip in a wooden bowl with fall things in the background like pumpkins and apples.

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

I make 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 both.

The nice one? A creamy sweet concoction of cream cheese (use low fat if you want), canned pumpkin pureé, and powdered sugar, flavored with pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. This recipe makes about 3 cups of dip. Divide it in half and…..

The naughty one? For adults only. Stir in a couple tablespoons of 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.

Close up view of a pumpkin pie dip sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice.

Here are suggestions of what you can dip into pumpkin pie dip:

  • sliced apples
  • graham crackers or graham cracker sticks
  • animal crackers
  • gingersnap cookies
  • pretzels (yum, sweet and salty!)
  • fingers
  • large spoons
A graham cracker stick being dipped into a pumpkin pie dip.
 
Make this pumpkin pie dip for your fall parties! Better yet, make it right now. Then you don’t have to share.
 
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Yellow pumpkin colored dip in a wooden bowl with fall things in the background like pumpkins and apples.

Pumpkin Pie Dip: Naughty and Nice

Yield: about 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces 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)

Instructions

  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 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. Garnish with a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

Notes

  • The "naughty" version with rum is intended for adults only. If you're serving both, make sure they are properly labeled.
  • Nutrition information is based on serving size of 2 tablespoons.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

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Verdict: A little too good. I could eat this with 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!

Overhead view of a pale orange dip in a wooden bowl, on a white plate with graham cracker sticks, animal crackers, and sliced apples.