Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pumpkin Dip

This easy and scrumptious dip is a great way to give kids sweets without junk food!

In a bowl, combine 6 ounces vegan cream cheese (such as Tofutti), 1/2 cup organic brown sugar, and 1/2 cup canned pumpkin; beat with a mixer until blended. Add 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon; beat until smooth.

Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving, then serve with apple slices. About 2 tablespoons dip and 2 apple slices makes a nosh of 110 calories. The original recipe didn't specify how many apples to use or how large the slices should be, so I decided to cut 2 apples into 12 wedges each. It also didn't mention what variety of apple would go well with the dip, but I found that Braeburn apples were particularly delicious.

Note: I very nearly forgot the maple syrup and cinnamon, I was so distracted as I made the dip tonight! Luckily I remembered to stir them in just before serving.

canned pumpkin $2.99
apples $2.99

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance