We had a appetizer-themed potluck at work today and I've been fretting over what to bring because I love appetizers and have so many yummy recipes to choose from. I finally decided on a wonderfully creative recipe that I found on RecipeZaar last month. It's quick, easy and best of all, it's a cold appetizer so I didn't have to worry about how to heat it up at work.
Pumpkin Pie Dip
1. Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
2. Add pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon and ginger, beating well.
3. Cover and chill for 8 hours.
4. Serve with apple slices and gingersnaps.
I served the dip in a carved out mini pumpkin which all of my co-workers raved about. It was really so simple to make and the pumpkin gave the dip a little extra oomph! The only thing I would do differently next time around is to add the pumpkin pie filling a little bit at a time because the consistency was a little thinner than I would have liked. It was still absolutely heavenly. I'll definitely be making this as a pre-dinner appetizer for Thanksgiving, but it would also be great for a Halloween party or even before Christmas dinner!