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Holiday Pumpkin Dip

Emily Hill KO 1_500 copyHey y’all — I can’t wait to introduce y’all to my sweet friend, Emily.  Emily and I stumbled across each other somehow, as we do upon the internet, and we bonded over taco seasoning.  I finally met Emily in person at EVO in Utah, and I was blown away by her.  She is absolutely radiant.  Emily’s sweet spirit shines all around her – her eyes radiate joy, beauty, laughter, happiness, and peace.  She is about as sassy as the day is long; she’s what my Granny would call a ‘tall drink of water’. 

Emily has the sassiest haircut and most beautiful smile you’ll ever come across.  She is talented, gorgeous, humble, funny, sweet, and gracious.


Go see her at her beautiful home, and I promise you’ll fall in love with her, just as I did.

Hi, Southern Fairytale readers! This is Emily from is this REALLY my life? and I’m so excited to participate in this year’s Handmade Holidays: Bake, Craft, Sew Along because it gives me a dang good excuse to whip up something yummy in the kitchen.

Of course, I rarely need an excuse to make something yummy. Just ask my neighbors who are the lucky recipients of the leftovers.


Though I write about everything from crafts to parenting, recipe posts are probably my favorite. That’s why I couldn’t wait to eat make this delicious holiday pumpkin dip for you. This pumpkin dip is super easy to make and yet so absolutely yummy you’ll want to serve it at every holiday party. Good thing it’s one of those recipes where you can easily keep all ingredients on hand in case you need something last minute.

Not that I ever remember at the last minute I was assigned a dessert or appetizer for a family party…

Holiday pumpkin dip

This dip is best served with gingersnaps, but you could be creative and try homemade cinnamon tortilla chips or something else that would complement the sweet pumpkin spice flavor.

easy and delicious holiday pumpkin dip --- this creamy, rich, pumpkin dip is perfect with ginger snaps and will brighten up any fall party | asouthernfairytale.com

Holiday Pumpkin Dip

Print Recipe


  • 1 8- oz. package cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 15- oz. can pumpkin
  • 1 T pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • Gingersnaps


  • In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Gradually mix in the pumpkin.
  • Stir in the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice until smooth and well blended.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Serve with gingersnaps.
Author: Rachel

Let me warn you now, this pumpkin dip is so delightfully good you may find yourself addicted after the first bite. Better make sure you have at least two boxes of gingersnaps on hand.

A big thank-you to Rachel for letting me guest post today. For more yummy recipes (and a bit of humor), you can visit me at isthisREALLYmylife.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Happy holidays!


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  1. Oh, my sweet, sweet friend. You’ve made my entire month of November with your kind words. Love you. xoxo

    P.S. Your taco seasoning helped feed a crowd of over 40 last weekend. Taco bar FTW!

  2. Sounds yummy! How much does this make? Does it make enough to bring to a party of 14ish people, or should I double the recipe?

    1. Hi Nancy! I’m so glad y’all enjoyed it!! IT’s sooo good! Have you tried it on toasted bagels? It’s pretty delish! 🙂 I wouldn’t recommend freezing it, but that’s a personal preference, I don’t like cream cheese once it’s been frozen.

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