Pumpkin Cream Cheese

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin. I will hold onto pumpkin season for as long as possible! This is a fun festive delicious and relatively still nutritious pumpkin cream cheese recipe. Very healthy compared to a lot of store-bought ones for sure! I got the recipe from Nutritiouseats.com and it is definitely a winner. Great for breakfasts, brunches, party dips, or just straight outta the bowl with some crackers! It is reaaaal good folks.

Ingredients:

  • One 8-ounce package lite cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree, (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  1. Add the ingredients to a small-medium sized bowl and beat with an electric mixer until everything is well incorporated.
  2. Before serving, you can sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar if you'd like. You can use this as a dip with pretzels, crackers, fruit, etc. or it can be used as a spread on bagels or toast. Or with a spoon, which is also a valid option :). 
  3. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.