Heart Healthy Recipe Feature: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

By September 1, 2014 Healthy Eating

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

This light dessert is a nice alternative for calorie-rich pumpkin pie.

You can also use it as a spread for bagels.

 

Ingredients

Spread:

8 ounces low-fat cream cheese (room temperature)

3/4 cup of canned pumpkin (unsweetened, unsalted)

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

 

Serve with: 6 apples sliced

 

Directions

Mix all ingredients for the spread together in a mixing bowl by hand or with an electric mixer (medium speed). Serve with apple slices for dipping.

 

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: about 3 tablespoons

  • Total carbohydrate 18 g
  • Dietary fiber 3 g
  • Sodium 91 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1 g
  • Calories 107

 

References:  The Mayo Clinic: Living Healthy, Heart Healthy Recipes

 

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