Peter Pumpkin and Penelope were in charge of treats at church today. Knowing that I wanted to take a tray of green/red sliced apples on a platter around a bowl of fruit dip, I went in search of a new dip. When I came across this one, I decided that it was the one that would sit in the middle of the apples. This one sounded intriguing, combining a can of pumpkin puree with just a couple of other ingredients. The crowd went wild…I saw several of the hubbies going back and getting a huge spoonful on their plates, several even came up to me and ask me what was in it. Simple put, it was a success. It looked so pretty, with it’s light creamy pumpkin color, very complimentary to the apples which surrounded it. I think you will agree, this one makes a great Fall dip. As I was sitting in class, watching several going back to get more, my mind started racing. If the dip was this good with sliced apples, what else would it go with? I began to imagine it spread between thin slices of pumpkin bread, making pretty tea sandwiches. Or between sliced date-nut bread. Celery stuffed with it or stuffed dates. The possibilities are endless. But before I really get carried away, I think I will just post the recipe and let you come up with how you would like to use it.
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 (16 oz) container Cool Whip
1 package (3 oz size) of French vanilla instant pudding
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teas pumpkin pie spice
Mix all ingredient, except Cool Whip together. After ingredients are well bended, add the Cool Whip and stir just until it is well blended with other ingredients; keep covered in the refrigerator at least 8 hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend.