Pumpkin-Spice Spread

Blend cream cheese with canned pumpkin, nuts, and simple spices that hint of the season.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup chopped pecans, toasted
9
whole pecans for garnish
  • 1 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and pumpkin with electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and chopped pecans.
  • 2 Spread cheese mixture on dinner plate or in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Cut 3 pecans in half lengthwise and position for eyes, place 5 whole pecans for mouth and 1 whole pecan for nose. Place remaining pecan on top for stem. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Serve with Bat Wings.

Expert Tips

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.