Blend cream cheese with canned pumpkin, nuts, and simple spices that hint of the season.
To toast pecans, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until pecans begin to brown, then stirring constantly until pecans are light brown.
If you like, scrap the jack-o'-lantern idea, and serve this dip in a bowl instead.
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