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Recipe: Pumpkin cream cheese dip

Updated: 10-29-2011

Dietitian's tip: This light dessert stands in nicely for calorie-rich pumpkin pie. You can also use it as a spread for bagels.


Serves: 12

8 ounces low-fat cream cheese (room temperature)
3/4 cup of canned pumpkin (unsweetened, unsalted)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Serve with:
6 apples sliced


Mix all ingredients for the spread together in a mixing bowl by hand or with an electric mixer (medium speed). Serve with apple slices for dipping.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 107
  • Total carbohydrate: 18 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Sodium: 91 mg
  • Total fat: 3 g
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