I have the perfect dip for Thanksgiving. I didn’t create it myself*, although I will probably modify it as time goes on. This one is quick and easy enough that a 10-year-old can make it. It’s only four ingredients, not a long scratch recipe. I made it and took it to my daughter’s work for a taste testing. The owner, a foodie and certified gourmet cook, immediately fell in love with it and asked for the recipe. The next day my daughter found out she had already bought the ingredients to make it herself. The recipe called for using gingersnap cookies for dipping. Many people were just grabbing a spoonful. Sorry to say that I didn’t take a picture. I took 5 or 6 recipes up there for taste testing and missed a few pictures. Here’s the recipe:
- 16 ounces heavy cream (whipping cream)
- 1-small package vanilla INSTANT pudding mix
- 1/4 cup solid pack pumpkin
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Gingersnap cookies for dipping
- Refrigerate or freeze mixing bowl and whip attachment or beaters. (optional)
- Pour whipping cream and dry pudding mix in the cold bowl. Whip on your whip setting until stiff peaks form. If you haven’t whipped cream before, start at a lower speed until it starts to thicken, then move to medium high, or your mixer’s whipping setting. This prevents splatter. Do not overwhip., Remember whipping cream over whipped becomes butter!
- Remove from mixer and fold in the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Mix only until blended.
- Put in serving container, cover and refrigerate until serving. I piped mine with a jumbo pastry tip, but you don’t have to do that.
The instant pudding mix does several things, the most important is that the same stabilizers that firm the pudding – and keep it thick – will thicken the dip and prevent it from breaking down. Whipping cream by itself will break down pretty quickly. This dip will hold up for days – that is, if it lasts that long!
NOTE: I bought all the ingredients from Aldi’s, which made this inexpensive to make as well.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
*Recipe was originally found on Delish.com