This light and fluffy pumpkin dip is made with pumpkin puree, warm spices, cream cheese and whipped topping. It’s the perfect dessert or appetizer for any fall gathering and takes just 5 minutes to make.

Pumpkin dip is the latest recipe in my collection of dessert recipes – be sure to try my pumpkin gooey butter cake, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies if you haven’t already! This creamy dip is perfect served with graham crackers, apples and other sweet dippers.

Pumpkin dip served with apples, gingersnap cookies and graham crackers.

There’s just something fun about a dessert dip, especially when it’s fall themed like this fluffy pumpkin dip. You can whip up this dip in about 5 minutes, and it makes the perfect addition to a pumpkin carving party, Halloween party, Thanksgiving menu or just for when you want a taste of pumpkin pie without having to turn on the oven. In my opinion you can never have too many pumpkin recipes!

Pumpkin Dip Ingredients

To make this recipe, you will need cream cheese, powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), dipping items, and sprinkles for garnish.

How Do You Make Pumpkin Dip?

Beat together cream cheese and sugar until they are light and fluffy. Pumpkin puree and spices are added to the dip, then the whole thing is combined with whipped topping for a unique sweet treat. Add some sprinkles if you like, then serve with an assortment of dippers and enjoy.

Pumpkin puree, cream cheese and spices in a bowl.

Tips for Pumpkin Dip

  • Be sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling has extra ingredients added to it, and you won’t get the same results or flavor.
  • Your cream cheese should be at room temperature so that it will beat up nice and fluffy and not make for a lumpy dip.
  • Don’t like whipped topping? You can use an equal amount of freshly whipped cream instead.
  • This snack can be made up to one day before you plan to serve it. Store it covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Pumpkin dip goes great with a variety of dippers. My favorite is apple slices, but I also have been known to serve this dip with a whole assortment of options including graham crackers, vanilla wafers, pretzels, grapes, marshmallows and gingersnaps.

Quick Tip

Don’t have pumpkin pie spice? Use cinnamon with a dash of nutmeg, cloves and ground ginger instead.

Cool whip in a bowl with the base of pumpkin dip.

Recipe FAQs

What is the difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling?

Pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling come in similar looking cans, but there are differences between the two. Pure pumpkin puree is just pure pumpkin with no other ingredients. Pumpkin pie filling contains extra ingredients such as sugar and spices. Most baking recipes call for pure pumpkin puree.

Can you freeze pumpkin dip?

I do not recommend freezing this dip, as it could separate when thawed and lose its light and fluffy texture.

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A bowl of fluffy pumpkin dip.

Garnishes For Your Dip

I like to garnish my dip with a few fall sprinkles for a touch of color. If you’re making this dip in advance, don’t add the sprinkles until right before you serve it, because the sprinkles may lose their color and bleed into the dip. If you don’t have sprinkles, you can simply omit them, or try a different topping such as

  • Chopped pecans
  • Cookie or graham cracker crumbs
  • Toffee bits
  • Dollop of whipped cream
  • Fresh grated nutmeg
  • Miniature chocolate chips
A bowl of pumpkin dip with a graham cracker scooping some out.

I serve this dip every fall and people always ask me for the recipe. It tastes just like pumpkin pie except it’s not nearly as dense as what you’d find in an actual pie. You can even serve it inside a hollowed out pumpkin for a super fun presentation!

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Pumpkin Dip

AuthorSara Welch
Pumpkin dip served with apples, gingersnap cookies and graham crackers.
This light and fluffy pumpkin dip is made with pumpkin puree, warm spices, cream cheese and whipped topping. It’s the perfect dessert or appetizer for any fall gathering and takes just 5 minutes to make.
Time
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time6 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 12

Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups whipped topping thawed
  • apples, graham crackers and cookies for dipping
  • sprinkles for garnish optional

Instructions 

  • Place the cream cheese and powdered sugar in the bowl of a mixer. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, then beat until combined.
  • Gently fold in the whipped topping with a spatula. Spoon into a serving bowl and top with sprinkles if desired, then serve.

Notes

  1. Be sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling has extra ingredients added to it, and you won’t get the same results.
  2. Your cream cheese should be at room temperature so that it will beat up nice and fluffy and not make for a lumpy dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 5780IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is so quick and easy that it’s the perfect appetizer to bring to any holiday party! The bowl will be licked clean so be sure to get a taste before serving it to your guests!

  2. Any idea how to make it without cream cheese? Could it still work; but be less thick, perhaps? Add more whipped cream to compensate? Or do you think it wouldn’t even be worth it.
    All your pumpkin recipes are getting me excited for Autumn to come….

    1. I think you could use more whipped cream or else marshmallow cream. If you use marshmallow be sure to cut down the amount of sugar!

  3. I have a strong feeling that this tastes like a cross between pumpkin and apple pie and I am totally here for it. I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks so good! I definite must have for all the pumpkin lovers of the season. I’ll have to try this out this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    You had me at cream cheese! And those sweet sprinkles. I am a HUGE fan of sweet dips like this (which is why I rarely make them, because I have NEGATIVE zero self control and the world’s biggest sweet tooth). Might definitely have to try this one out!

  6. That looks awesome. We always have canned pumpkin at home for so many recipe options. Totally are going to try this.