I discovered this because I had three cans of pumpkin that I needed to use up before they were too old. Unlike chocolate or bacon, I’m picky about pumpkin. I’m not really a fan of pumpkin pie. I used one can for soup, but I wanted to try something different, too. That’s how I discovered pumpkin dip.
I made ginger snaps to go with it. Those ran out before the dip. Then I made brownies, but not with the dip in mind. My boyfriend decided to try spreading some of the dip on a brownie. I thought it sounded OK, but I wasn’t real excited about it. Then I tried it. WOW! It was incredible!
Now, here’s the strange part. We bought some brownie bites, which are tiny brownie square dipped in sugar. We tried the pumpkin dip on those and, yuck! It tasted bitter. The brownies I had made were from a cake mix, and not terribly sweet. The brownie bites are very sweet, and so is the pumpkin dip. All we can figure is that all the sweetness clashed, rather than complimenting each other.
If anyone has thought on this I’d love to hear it!
Here’s the recipe:
1 can pumpkin
1 8oz package cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
Beat sugar and cream cheese until well blended. Beat in remaining ingredients, until somewhat fluffy.