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Pumpkin Dip

5 from 348 votes

This easy pumpkin dip recipe is so unbelievably rich and creamy that everyone who tries it will be begging you for the recipe!

Pumpkin Pie Dip For A Party

It’s the perfect Fall dessert to make for a party.

Just 5 minutes to prepare, no oven required, and the sweet pumpkin filling tastes exactly like the middle of a homemade pumpkin cheesecake!

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to eat this smooth and absolutely delicious pumpkin cheesecake dip straight from the bowl with a spoon.

Also be sure to try this Crustless Pumpkin Pie

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How To Make Pumpkin Dip

Start by gathering your ingredients.

If using cream cheese, let it come to room temperature. Then combine the cream cheese or coconut cream, pumpkin puree, spices, sweetener, and vanilla extract.

Using a food processor yields the smoothest results by far, but you can stir everything together by hand with a lot of arm strength and patience if you don’t have a blender or food processor on hand.

The pumpkin pie dip is fine to leave out for a few hours at a party or when serving to guests. For freshness, it should be stored in the refrigerator when not consuming due to the perishable ingredients.

Leftover cream cheese? Make Vegan Cheesecake

Homemade Pumpkin Dip Ingredients

Pumpkin Pie Dip Ingredients

This light and fluffy pumpkin dip can be made with just five or six basic ingredients. And there’s no Cool Whip, sour cream, vanilla pudding mix, sweetened condensed milk, or heavy cream needed.

The pumpkin: I like to use canned pumpkin puree here, because it makes things so easy. Just open the can, and you’re good to go! If you prefer to roast your own pumpkin and use homemade pumpkin puree, that’s fine.

Or roasted sweet potato tastes wonderful as a substitute for the pumpkin. (Here’s the best method for How To Cook Sweet Potatoes.)

If you are using canned pumpkin, brands such as 365, Farmer’s Market Organic, Target Good & Gather, Trader Joe’s, or Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin are all good options. Pumpkin pie filling can also be used if you decrease the sweetener in the recipe to taste.

For pumpkin dip without cream cheese: An equal amount of coconut cream can be subbed, or it also works well with store-bought or homemade vegan cream cheese for a vegan pumpkin dip.

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For the pumpkin pie spice: Look for pumpkin spice in the section of the grocery store that sells cinnamon and other spices and seasonings.

If you can’t find it, additional cinnamon can be subbed instead. Or make your own by combining 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon with 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg and ginger and 1/8 tsp ground cloves.

The sweetener: Any all purpose sweetener can be used, but liquid sweeteners such as pure maple syrup, agave, or honey will yield a thinner dip. So I like to go with powdered sugar or powdered unrefined coconut sugar instead.

For a sugar free pumpkin dip, you can use powdered erythritol or xylitol, or sweeten with stevia to taste. Regular sugar or brown sugar also work. Just blend it until it has the same texture as powdered sugar, then measure after blending.

Dessert Pumpkin Dip Recipe

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip Questions

Can the no bake pumpkin dip be frozen?

Technically yes, you can freeze leftovers if needed. The snack dip will not be quite as creamy, and the texture is best if not frozen, but the taste is still good!

How do you serve the pumpkin dip?

This makes a great party dip, served with graham crackers, gingersnaps, sliced apples or banana, pretzels or vanilla wafer cookies. Or try it spread on top of pancakes or bagels, or as a healthy frosting for cupcakes or Healthy Banana Bread.

Of course, you can also just always eat it by the spoonful!

Can you make it a savory pumpkin dip?

I haven’t tried but am sure that you could do a savory version of the recipe if you simply leave out the sweetener and play around with spices such as onion, cumin, garlic powder, and a spoonful of tahini for flavor.

What can I do with leftover pumpkin?

The great thing about this recipe is that, unlike with many other pumpkin desserts, it uses an entire can of pumpkin puree so there’s no need to worry about leftovers.

In general, my favorite recipes to use up canned pumpkin include Pumpkin Muffins, Keto Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Mac And Cheese, and Pumpkin Banana Bread.

Above, watch the step-by-step pumpkin dip recipe video

Easy Pumpkin Dessert Dip Recipe For Parties
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Pumpkin Dip

This easy dessert pumpkin dip is smooth, creamy, and perfect for Fall parties.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 3 1/2 cups
5 from 348 votes


  • 1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz)
  • 8 oz cream cheese or coconut cream (or vegan cream cheese)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or extra cinnamon)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar or erythritol (see note above for other options)


  • If you're using cream cheese, let it come to room temperature. Blend all ingredients until completely smooth. A food processor yields the smoothest results by far, but you can technically stir by hand with a lot of strength and patience if you don't have a blender or food processor. The dip can be left out for hours while consuming (such as at a party) but leftovers should be refrigerated for freshness.
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  1. Shelby says

    5 stars
    Had all the stuff in the house, whipped it up last night, and enjoying it currently on cinnamon raisin bagels this morning for some pumpkin breakfast yumminess 🙂

  2. Kat - the other 1 says

    Crazy question.
    (Since vegan cream cheese is not available to me.: (

    Do you think I could replace the “cheese” with a can of chickpeas or butter beans (something soft & blandish)?

      • Kat - the other 1 says

        Even though I always click the “email me replies to my comment,” I never receive an email when I get a reply anymore.

        I recently came across a recipe I was re-reading from January and came around to a comment I’d left and a reply, and I KNOW I never received that reply in my email.

        So it’s been at least since January that I don’t receive an email for replies to my comments, and I’m always very careful to click that “email me,” button!

        • CCK Media Team says

          Hi Kat, we are so sorry for the technology trouble. We are also confused because we haven’t had the option to click a button for email replies in months because the plugin wasn’t working so we disabled it. Do you still see such an option on your end? (If so, we want to look into why.)

          • Kat - the other 1 says

            I haven’t left too many comments lately so I had to try again and look. lol.
            No I don’t see it anymore.
            But I thought I’d still get an email from older comments that still had the link? Before it stopped working?

            So, just so I understand, no emails are sent now for replies?
            Or they’re automatic now and I should be getting them? (& am not.)

          • CCK Media Team says

            We are looking into new plugins or options that won’t cause issues with the site loading. Hopefully soon the “email replies” link will return, because we really prefer it too!

  3. Laila says

    5 stars
    My new favorite pumpkin recipe. I am not a baker and always glom onto the easy recipes. This pumpkin dip totally rocked my world. THANKS!!!!

  4. Jade says

    5 stars
    Oh my stars this was good. Bookmarking to make it again for a Halloween party later this month. It’s super fast to whip up too 🙂

  5. K. says

    5 stars
    I could eat this pumpkin dip with a spoon! We served it with graham crackers and apple slices for a kids soccer party. The kiddos and adults loved it!

  6. Olivia says

    5 stars
    Made it twice now, once for a party and the second time just for my family because I had loved it so much but barely got any at the event! It would be great for Thanksgiving as an appetizer too.

  7. Joyce says

    5 stars
    Thank you for making for people who can not have the full fat or high carbs. You add the stuff to make it full plant based. Now I can enjoy pumpkin to the fullest. Because I fine great recipes but it’s high in the fat and carbs and just thing how to change someone’s recipe is not always easy. Because one you don’t know if it would taste very good or taste like garbage. Money to buy extra thing is high. You just don’t what to do it. So thank you it means alot.

  8. Shannon L Cavins says

    5 stars
    This sounds like something I can make the day before and refrigerate. Will the consistency be ok with doing this?

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