Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

I found this recipe on another is below.
I decided to use butternut squash instead of pumpkin..we
 have an abundance of these from our garden.
First I used a melon ball scoop to remove seeds. It has sharp
edges and really makes the job easy.

I added about 1/2 inch water to pan..cooked
about 10 minutes...look at that deep orange color..there
are tons of vitamins..1 cup has 150% of vitamin A of the daily
recommended amount and 63 calories and here's the link to learn more.
and best of all I know where it came from...grown without the use of pesticides.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix...I love nutmeg, which
was not in the recipe, so I added a pinch.

This is really a quick recipe..less than 15 minutes..
less if you use canned pumpkin... and
you have almost a cup of homemade Pumpkin
Cheese Spread..It's so good I am going to double
the recipe next time.
Butternut squash can be substituted in any recipe that
has pumpkin as an ingredient.
My daughter makes this and serves as a dip with
ginger snap cookies..yummy..she is such a great cook.
So here's the recipe and the link to the blog...
                                                  Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

                                                 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
                                                 3 tablespoons brown sugar
                                                 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
                                                 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
                                                 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
                                                 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
                                                 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

                            1. In a small bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and syrup til creamy.
                            2. Add pumpkin, spices and vanilla and beat til smooth.
                            3. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
                            4. Enjoy!


  1. Oh my goodness! I want to take a spoon and shove it into the computer screen and take a bite! This looks fabulous, just the kind of thing I love. Thanks for the recipe! Do you think I could lick the computer screen?


  2. Yum, that looks good! Would never have thought of dipping ginger snaps - definitely going to have to give that a try :-)

  3. I would love to try this. It sound perfect for Fall! Hope you are doing well. We are getting ready to travel North to enjoy the Fall foliage and cooler temps! Hugs!

  4. Oh my goodness! This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!