Tailgates, potlucks, family parties… I’m always looking for easy recipes to whip together and take to a gathering. I’ve found that people love to gather around food. Gone are the big-plate dinner parties and in their place, small plates and a casual atmosphere. Regardless of the occasion, Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip is a winner. It is a cinch to throw together and gets gobbled up just as fast.
This time of year, I don’t have time to bake a pie, or a batch of cinnamon rolls for every get-together we go to. They just take up too much time. Harvest is breathing down my neck; my kids are in school, there are field trips, class parties, pigs that need attention and some days I struggle to remember if I showered the night before.
Simple recipes like this make life a little easier.
The secret ingredient in this recipe is AE Pumpkin Cheesecake Yogurt. Its velvety texture lends to the smoothness of the dip and the flavors of pumpkin and cheesecake are so good! I also like this yogurt with granola and raisins for a breakfast treat. There is eight grams of protein in every container, helpful for the long mornings in the field. Sometimes there is no time to stop and snag a bite for lunch, so having a decent breakfast is critical.
This dip can definitely be made ahead too, just cover with plastic wrap and chill until the festivities begin! Serve with basic vanilla wafer or gingersnap cookies, or with sliced apples for a little twist.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
by: Cristen foodandswine.com
Makes: about 3 cups of dip
1 block regular cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 – 6 oz. container AE Pumpkin Cheesecake Yogurt
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1- 7 or 8 oz. container marshmallow fluff
Beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, AE Pumpkin Cheesecake Yogurt, canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, mix until well combined. Fold in marshmallow fluff. Pour into serving dish and refrigerate for 20 minutes or up to 24 hours. Sprinkle additional pumpkin spice on top before serving. Serve with apple slices, vanilla wafers or gingersnap cookies.
This is a hosted conversation written by me on behalf of AE Dairy. The opinions and text are all mine.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AE Dairy. The opinions and text are all mine.