Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

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This Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip recipe is full of fall flavors and comes together in less than 15 minutes! Using common pantry staples you likely have already, this easy dessert dip is made with cream cheese, pumpkin, and vanilla pudding. Perfect for dipping with vanilla wafers, Oreos, graham crackers or ginger snaps for the entire month of October and most of November!

pumpkin dip  and a woman's hand dipping cookie into the dip

Why You’ll Love This Perfect Fall Dessert!

I love sweet and tasty treats, especially when they involve pumpkin! Actually, I am one of those people who never get sick of all things pumpkin. See my huge pumpkin recipe archive as proof. Pumpkin truly is one of my favorite things! 

This is a sweet and creamy pumpkin cheesecake dip that is made with cream cheese, instant vanilla pudding, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and heavy whipping cream. It’s light, fluffy and particularly extra tasty served with any kind of oreos. I’m not picky, the original chocolate or golden oreos are juuuuust fine by me.

woman's hand holding a cookie with pumpkin dip on the end

Love Pumpkin and Cream Cheese? Check out these other pumpkin recipes: Pumpkin Cream Cheese BreadPumpkin Cream Cheese Danish, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Topped Cinnamon Vanilla CrepesAmazing Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Brownies.

Main Ingredients Needed

This no bake pumpkin pie dip uses just a handful of ingredients and can be whipped together (literally) in 15 minutes! Here’s what you need:

  • Cream Cheese – thick, creamy, tangy goodness that is the base of this pumpkin dip!
  • Canned Pumpkin Puree – this is the same pumpkin you use for pumpkin pie. I like the Libby’s brand best.
  • Vanilla extract – for flavor.
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding – used for flavor and to keep this dip thick.
  • Brown Sugar – to sweeten.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – enhances all of the pumpkin flavors! A simple cinnamon-nutmeg mix works just as well.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – to make this dip light and fluffy.

How to Make Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

This is probably one of the easiest recipes to make everrrrr. For full recipe details, including ingredients and measurements needed, see the printable recipe card down below. Here are some step by step directions for making this sweet dip:

pumpkin dip ingredients

Mix All Ingredients Together (Except Heavy Whipping Cream)

In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla extract, instant vanilla pudding, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice together using an electric mixer on medium speed until lump-free and completely smooth.

Pro Tip: Make sure your cream cheese is softened before attempting to whip. Allow cream cheese to sit out at room temperature for an hour or so to soften.

Whip in Heavy Whipping Cream

Pour in heavy whipping cream to the mixture and whip until light, fluffy and thickened. Scrape the sides and mix again briefly to ensure everything is thoroughly stirred.

Pour into Serving Bowl + Serve

Pour into a large serving bowl and serve with any sort of cookie that you like.

pumpkin dip on a snack board and tablescape

Dip it Real Good

Here are just a couple of things that we like to dip into this delicious pumpkin dip recipe. Feel free to experiment and find things that you love to dip as well!

pumpkin dip on a snack board with apples and cookies

Making Ahead + Storing Directions

The beauty of this recipe is not only its simplicity but it can be made well in advance and pulled out when needed. As long as it is in an airtight container, Pumpkin Dip can last up to 5 days refrigerated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Cool Whip instead of heavy whipping cream?

Yes, I have had a couple readers say they used cool whip instead of whipped heavy cream. All have said it worked perfectly and was light and fluffy.

Can I use fresh pumpkin puree instead of canned?

Yes! One (3lb) small pumpkin yields about 2 cups of fresh puree, which is double the amount that you need for this recipe, unless you’re wanting to double it.

What if I can’t find pumpkin pie spice? What do I use?

Pumpkin pie spice has a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and all-spice. If you can’t find it specifically at your grocery store, just use a simple cinnamon and nutmeg mix.

What is a good substitute for cream cheese?

Sour cream is a good substitute for cream cheese. Use the same amount as you would cream cheese – 1 cup (8oz) of sour cream. Also as a side note, I prefer regular cream cheese for this dip. You can experiment with fat free cream cheese, light cream cheese or vegan cream cheese, but I am not sure how it will turn out, as I haven’t tried it myself.

Can I freeze pumpkin dip?

Technically, yes you can freeze pumpkin dip. I don’t recommend it because anytime you freeze dairy ingredients, the texture changes and separates and never incorporates the same. Your dip will turn grainy and watery instead of light and fluffy.

pumpkin dip on a tablescape

Love Pumpkin Dip? Try These Other Favorites!

Whether you’re needing something sweet for a Halloween party, something to share on game day or just want a little pumpkin flavor added to your day, this fluffy pumpkin dip is certainly a great addition to any fall gathering! The printable recipe card is down below. Have a great day, friends!

If you make this recipe, I would really appreciate it if you would give it a star rating and leave your review in the comments! If you have a picture of your finished dish, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #laurenslatest and tagging me @laurens_latest.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

This Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip recipe is made with cream cheese, pumpkin and vanilla pudding. Perfect with vanilla wafers, graham crackers or gingersnaps!
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding 1 box
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

dipping cookies:

  • graham crackers
  • gingersnaps
  • thin OREOS etc.


  • In a large bowl, measure out cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla, instant vanilla pudding, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice.
    pumpkin dip ingredients in a bowl
  • Stir until well incorporated and smooth.
    electric mixer combining dip ingredients
  • Add in heavy cream and whip until completely smooth and thickened.
    woman's hand pouring in heavy cream to the dip mixture
  • Scrape the sides and mix again briefly to ensure everything is thoroughly stirred.
    pumpkin dip in a glass mixing bowl
  • Pour into a large serving bowl and serve with fruit, graham crackers or small cookies.
    pumpkin dip on a snack board with apples and cookies



Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 122mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2050IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Dessert, Dip
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip, pumpkin dip, pumpkin dip recipe

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23 Responses
  1. Chris

    5 stars
    Wow, this is the best pumpkin dip I have ever made! I used this as a layer for my pumpkin trifle cake and everyone at work LOVED it and asked me for the recipe!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe Lauren. I’ll be trying more of your recipes for sure.

  2. Dede Fuquay

    5 stars
    This is fantastic!!! Thank you for the recipe. This will be a great addition to the Fuquay Fall Menu. I made it as written and served with graham crackers. My grands and all adults loved this.

  3. D.K. Pope

    I also want to add, that I used Sugar-free Cheesecake Pudding Mix, and that I used the whole can of Pumpkin. Also, instead of the liquid whipping cream, I folded in an 8 oz. container of Sugar-free Cool Whip. Truly, these changes were All Positive.

  4. D.K. Pope

    It looks like 3 years ago, since a comment has been made on this Pumpkin Dip. Well, I just finished making it, and trying it with Apple slices and Pretzels. GREAT! I have made a couple of other recipes for this Dip before, but,, I believe that I prefer this one. I will make an additional bowl of this in the Morning, for a Party that I am taking it to as an Appetizer. I plan to also serve it with Cinnamon Graham Crackers.

  5. Jean

    Could not get “subscribe” to work – waited at least 10 minutes and kept getting messages of what it was doing – finally just got off of it and decided to comment on it.

      1. Lauren

        The kind that comes in a can that is pure pureed pumpkin (with no sweetener or spices added). It’s called different things on different cans. Libby’s is probably the most well know brand.

  6. Kackie Kornfeld

    5 stars
    This dip truly is DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made this for a meeting at work a couple of years ago and my boss was grabbing EVERYBODY and telling them they had to try it since he thought it was the best thing he had ever eaten. I must admit he was right!!!! I made it for our family Thanksgiving dinner that year and everybody devoured this dip. I love it with gingersnaps. You have developed some fabulous recipes and I hate that you are cutting back but with your children getting older and more involved in activities I do understand why. I sincerely wish you the best.

  7. Francine

    His looks so easy and delicious. I had plans to make all sorts of desserts for your blog this year, but my place has been supplanted by my sister making all the desserts (and I’m trying to avoid the situation that we had last year where we had the number of desserts outnumber the number of people ????).

    This one is definitely going to have to be made this year though.

  8. Gina Thomsen

    5 stars
    I tried this at a party once, and couldn’t figure out the recipe. I just happened to see this and wow! YUMMY! I love it! Nice alternative to other sweet dips. This is very good.

  9. Lisa Short

    5 stars
    Made this at Thanksgiving time and will be making it again for Christmas! So easy and delicious. Really hits the sweet spot and is really good with apples slices too. (my grandsons favorite way).

  10. Leona Martin

    5 stars
    I have made this time & time again and it is always a huge hit, especially if I make homemade gingerbread cookies! True winner! New

  11. Kackie

    5 stars
    Made this for an office party and everyone loved it. I loved it because it was SO EASY to whip up. Thanks for some really great recipes.

  12. Melissa S.

    5 stars
    I modified this by using:
    1-3.4oz. box SUGAR Free instant vanilla pudding; &
    1/3 cup stevia, instead of brown sugar.

    It was so amazing… Thank you for your recipe. I can imagine how decadent and lovely the full sugar version is.

  13. Renee Laufenberg

    I am trying to use the recipe index and it does not work like any other recipe site. It is not working at all unless I am doing something wrong? I check mark breakfast and hit Search but it does not pull up anything. Please explain how to use your website?

  14. Rose | OfRecipes

    Sounds like you have a whole lot of fun planned ahead! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
    Just a question though: the 1 cup of pumpkin, is it pumpkin puree or fresh pumpkin?

  15. Sheena B

    Enjoy your visit here in the nation’s capital! My parents are visiting me and we took in some of the sites you mentioned earlier this week. It’s been a fantastic week weather-wise for visitors. I think I might just make this dip for our thanksgiving dinner!