Creamy Pumpkin Butterscotch Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Twists

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IMG_0062My baby is teething. I kind of want to kill myself. One tiny little tooth is slowly making his way through Blake’s bottom gums…cutting, poking and inflamming his trail as he heads north.

What a little dirt bag.

And we were doing SO WELL at the sleep thing too.

Effing teeth.

One day I’ll get more than a 3 hour stretch….one day. Pretty sure he slept better as a newborn than he does now. And, no amount of tylenol, teething tablets or Orajel seem to make a difference. It’s times like these where I want to hibernate FOREVER. Just put me in a dark quiet room and wake me up when it’s spring. SERIOUSLY.

No sleep makes it really hard to find motivation to cook healthily too. Why would I make the effort to chop veggies for dinner when I can just eat some sour patch kids and order a pizza? I mean REALLY.


This tasty little treat came into my life as an easy dessert that takes almost no brain power. Or brain power functioning on 4 1/2 hours of sleep. Same diff, yo.

So, here’s how you make these. And yes, this whole dessert situation is amazing. I almost just ate the whole bowl of dip with a spoon. But then thought twice and dipped the little cinnamon sugar twisty thingies in it for a buttery, crunchy, sweet and creamy mouth explosion.

IMG_0006First things first: unfold your puff pastry and brush with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and cut into strips. Twist the strips and bake. This is pretty much the hardest part.IMG_0009While those are baking, whip some cream and fold it together with some pumpkin, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.pumpkinTHEN, in another bowl, whip some milk together with some instant butterscotch pudding. Let that sit for a minute or so to start setting up and then fold that into the pumpkin mixture to get your creamy pumpkin butterscotch dip. It should keep thickening for another minute or two. Then you can eat it with a spoon put it into a serving bowl. IMG_0039Nows about the time your cinnamon twisters are done. See how poofy they got? YUM.IMG_0051Dip those little suckers into your dip and go to town! I wrote in the recipe that this was about 8 servings, but lets be honest. I ate this whole thing in the course of two days. I’m sleep deprived and hungry 24/7. #notashamedIMG_0027Feel free to dip cinnamon graham crackers, pretzels or even oreos into this dip. It’s life changingly good. Your welcome, America.

Here’s the printable:

Creamy Pumpkin Butterscotch Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Twists

Cinnamon sugar twists, made with puff pastry, are an easy and delicious dessert when dipped into this creamy pumpkin butterscotch dip.

servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins


for the cinnamon sugar twists-

  • 1 package puff pastry thawed in the fridge
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

for the creamy pumpkin butterscotch dip-

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1 small box instant butterscotch pudding
  • chopped pecans for garnish optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Unfold both sheets of puff pastry and brush with melted butter. Stir sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over melted butter. Press sugar mixture into butter and cut into 6 strips each, giving you 12 strips total. Twist to create spiral effect and place onto baking sheet. Bake 8-12 minutes or until puffed and golden.
  • For the dip- whip cream until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into pumpkin, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
  • In a separate bowl, whip milk and instant pudding together until completely smooth. Let stand 1 minute to thicken slightly, then fold into cream mixture. Refrigerate 5-10 minutes until completely set. Spoon into serving dish and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Serve with baked cinnamon sugar twists.


Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1172IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Pumpkin Butterscotch dip
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  1. Deborah

    I love how the twists make it kind of like pumpkin pie without the pie. if that makes sense. 🙂 I hope you make it through the teething – that is seriously the worst!!

  2. Karen

    Sleep deprivation is the worst…..mine didn’t sleep through the night until they were 2 years old…my 25 year old still has trouble sleeping. At least she doesn’t disrupt my sleep any longer. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

  3. Christina

    Ugh is this his first tooth? The first ones are always the worst. I lost so much sleep too because my daughter wouldn’t sleep unless she was on my chest! Hang in there.

  4. Kathy

    It is so hard to eat right when you are sleep deprived! My kids are 5 and 2 and I still feel like I’m sleep deprived some nights! This dip looks amazing! I could probably eat the whole thing!

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