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Pumpkin Dip

With simple ingredients, this Pumpkin Dip goes together in minutes. It is rich and creamy with just the right amount of spices. It’s a like pumpkin pie, but in a dip! 

Pumpkin Dip in bowl with dessert tray

This recipe is brought to you by Voortman Bakery. As always, the opinions are my own.

Well Fall is upon us my friends, and you know what that means – apples, pumpkins, cozy blankets, warm sweaters, and of course eating everything PUMPKIN flavored! When you are hosting your Fall parties, or even tailgating with friends, this Pumpkin Dip and Dessert Charcuterie Board is a MUST make! 

After making the S’mores Dip with Dessert Board for Summer, I knew right away I wanted to create one for the Fall season. All of the delicious flavors of Fall in one spot. 

Pumpkin Dip with Dessert Tray and Voortmans wafers and cookies

Our friends at Voortman Bakery have done it again with their Fall inspired wafers and cookies! All of the Voortman Bakery products are made with no artificial colors or flavors AND no high-fructose corn syrup. 

Choose from the new flavors for Fall – Pumpkin Spice and Apple Crisp come in the wafers, and Pumpkin Spice cookies. 

Wafer cookie dipped in Pumpkin Dip

All of their cookies and wafers are made with real ingredients – yes those that you can actually pronounce. The wafers have the traditional light flaky layers of all their wafers, and went perfectly with the Pumpkin Dip. 

Let’s get started putting together this delicious Fall Dessert Board – 

Pumpkin Dip Ingredients

Pumpkin Dip


  • Cream Cheese – be sure it’s nice and soft
  • Pumpkin – canned pumpkin is fine, just be sure to use pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Brown Sugar – the addition of just a little brown sugar gave the dip an extra depth of flavor 
  • Spices – there are a few choices you can use, I used cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. You can also use ground ginger

How to make Pumpkin Dip

Putting together the Pumpkin Dip Recipe takes just minutes and can be made ahead.

  1. Cream the cream cheese until fluffy, then add the pumpkin and brown sugar
  2. Beat until well combined and creamy
  3. Add powdered sugar
  4. Begin beating slowly so the sugar doesn’t fly everywhere, beat until creamy
  5. Add the spices
  6. Beat until well combined

Pumpkin Dip with Dessert Board

After the dip is ready, it’s time to start building the dessert board. You can use any ingredients you like, here is what I used – 

  • Voortman Bakery Wafers – Apple Cider and Pumpkin Spice
  • Voortman Bakery Pumpkin Spice Cookies
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Candy Corn Gummies – found at a local grocery store 
  • Chocolate covered pretzels – Salted Caramel, Apple Cider and Pumpkin Spice – found at a local grocery store
  • Pumpkin Pie Almonds – found at a local grocery store
  • English Toffee Peanut Chocolate Candies
  • Nuts – Walnuts, Pecans and Pistachios 
  • Fresh mini pumpkins to add color

The ideas are endless of what to add. Have fun and learn how to make your own Charcuterie Board

Dessert Board for Fall with Pumpkin Dip

To create the Charcuterie Dessert Board, begin by placing the bowl of Pumpkin Dip in a bowl. Then add the larger items first, like the Pumpkin Cookies and Wafers. Now add the medium items, and then the smaller ones. 

Pumpkin Dip – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the different between Pumpkin Dip and Pumpkin Fluff? 

They have very similar ingredients, and many home cooks will make them the same. If you want a more fluffier dip, you can add a tub of Cool Whip to this recipe. The Pumpkin Fluff recipe I use also does not have cream cheese in it. 

Can I make the dip ahead? 

Absolutely! And I would suggest you do, that way the spices are incorporated really well. You can serve it chilled or at room temperature. 

How long does the dip last?

You can keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week – if it lasts that long and everyone doesn’t eat it first. 

Pumpkin Dip with Dessert Board for Fall

You may also like these recipes using Voortman Bakery cookies – 

S'mores Dip Mini Key Lime Pies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Shake Hot Chocolate Bar

Pumpkin Dip in bowl with dessert tray

Pumpkin Dip

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes
  2. Add pumpkin and brown sugar, beat until creamy
  3. Add powdered sugar and beat
  4. Add spices and beat until creamy
  5. Transfer to airtight container or serving bowl
  6. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve
  7. Store leftovers in refrigerator


  1. Wow this looks super flavorful and delicious! Can’t wait to try this!

  2. I love this dip! So delicious and addicting .Thank you for sharing

  3. It is rich and creamy with just the right amount of spices.

  4. This dip sounds AMAZING! I can’t wait to try it this Fall!!!!! Thank you for sharing this & all your tasty recipes, Liz!!! <3

    1. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Oh, another great idea for pumpkin! Let the pumpkin fest begin!

    1. Yes we love pumpkin here too! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I am so excited to make this for a fall party! I know everyone will love it!

    1. Thanks Dianne! We all loved it too!

  7. Such a fantastic dip recipe! This will be a hit at this year’s Halloween party, indeed!

  8. I love your charcuterie boards! You are so creative and they look so festive yet seem to require so little work since most are store bought items. I have a couple questions-how do you keep your apples from browning? I know several methods but would like to know how you do this. Also, is there one place on your blog that you catalog your charcuterie board ideas? I don’t know if I am missing the link or what but if you do not have one place they are listed, could you do this for us? When it is busy-pick any holiday, it would be nice to have a quick place to look for one that is appropriate or to give us ideas. I know you have done several but have to admit, I don’t remember each one. One link would solve this frustration. Thanks for everything!

    1. Hi Vickie, I’m thrilled that you like the boards! I simply love doing them!
      For the apples, I slice them and add a little lemon juice (from a bottle is fine) to a bowl, then a little water. Stir to coat the apples good. Then remove them and pat lightly with a paper towel to remove excess water.
      For the boards, I do have a place, you can visit here > https://hoosierhomemade.com/tag/charcuterie-board/
      Thanks again!

      1. Thanks so much Liz! I am thrilled you have all those beautiful boards corralled in one place! I thought I was pretty good at making them but honestly, you put me to shame. I don’t think out of the box like you do! I never thought about patting those apples before adding them to the board. I am going to give a test drive though. Thanks for giving us so many ideas that look so intricate yet are really so simple. The saying that doing simple things is really a difficult thing is true. You have made it look effortless.

        1. Oh my, thank you for your kind word Vickie! They mean the world to me, honestly!

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