Fall Pumpkin Dip

pumpkin dip

Every year I tell myself that I am going to make a pumpkin dip for one of our many fall gatherings…. and it never happens.  I either forget or just don’t get to it.

This year I was determined to finally whip up a batch.  It turned out to not only be one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made, but also the one that I have gotten the most compliments on.  Everyone LOVED this dip and they loved the presentation in a real pumpkin as well.  I liked it so much that I spent a good portion of the evening hovering over the pumpkin for more dip.

I purchased all of the ingredients for this dip at ALDI except for the pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon because we already had those.  I probably spent about half of what I would spend at the other grocery stores – without compromising quality!

You will need:

  • small pumpkin, hollowed out
  • 15 oz canned pumpkin
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding powder
  • 16 oz tub of whipped topping
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Optional for dipping: apple slices, vanilla wafers, ginger snaps

How to make:

  1. Mix pumpkin, pudding mix, whipped topping and pumpkin pie spice together by hand in a large bowl.
  2. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  3. Fill pumpkin with the chilled dip.  Sprinkle top of dip with cinnamon.
  4. Serve with apple slices, vanilla wafers and/or ginger snaps.


fall pumpkin dip